Saturday, July 18, 2009

Madder Rose: Bring It Down (1993)

Today we have the 1993 debut LP from female-fronted alt-rock outfit Madder Rose. Bring It Down consists of thirteen catchy rock-pop songs, in the same vein as Juliana Hatfield. Also like Hatfield, Madder Rose moved into a louder, more shoegazey direction later into their career. This record, however, showcases the slightly tart pop that helped establish them.

While this sound was far from unusual at the time, it gives a present listener a sweet, nostalgic feeling and is almost worth more as an album now than it was at the time of its release. Bring It Down is a sweet, melodic album with a sharp point that hasn't been heard in music for more than a decade.

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