Monday, August 10, 2020

Dinged Up - Mucho Dolor LP - Red Vinyl (/300)


Snappy Little Numbers / Wallride (2020)

One thing I will say about Snappy Little Numbers as a label is that they put out a lot of records and boy do they have a knack for picking up on bands I have never heard of before.  From what I've read, Dinged Up has been kicking around for quite a while and Mucho Dolor is their second album that was originally released in 2016.  That release was only digital, so the album is seeing vinyl for the very first time.

When I first put on the record, I was put off by the vocals.  They do have something of a muppet quality to them and it comes off sort of affected.  All I will say is that you need to give it a couple of songs.  It quickly becomes normal and actually meshes wonderfully with the bouncy guitar riffs and the upbeat nature of the music.

I find it very difficult to throw out other bands to compare Dinged Up to.  If you're looking for a quick and dirty RIYL, I'm going to let you down big time with this review. What I can say is that the entire record is relentless catchy, no matter what sub genres Dinged Up venture to from song to song. I love the tone of the guitar and I'll be damned that by the end of the record, the vocals I initially thought were too quirky and a detriment become one of the album's biggest assets.  This is a weird one, but I really dig it.

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