Friday, September 23, 2011

True Love - Wings - 2005

Power pop torchbearers True Love deliver a gutting slab of melodic rock on their third studio release, Wings. If the title and cover art are meant as a humorously ironic allusion to Paul McCartney's post-Beatles group, the music therein also takes a similarly opposing direction from Macca's soft rock/AOR. Much like their guitar-heavy self-titled sophomore release, True Love rip through a series of über-melodic and somewhat emotionally pyrrhic mini-rock epics that bring to mind such icons of the genre as Cheap Trick, the Replacements, Elvis Costello, and others. This is pretty great stuff that will obviously appeal to the pop underground faithful, but deserves a much wider audience. -AMG