Black Taj CD reviewed by Steve Miller

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Black Taj CD reviewed by Steve Miller
Sep 8, 2008, 04:21

Black Taj - Beyonder


Polvo alumni dish more North Carolina-style music that reinforces the notion that the state has a sound, whether you like it or not. That generally means a nod to pop, a dash of noise, a clangy guitar and a bit too much melody for my liking.

Polvo guitarist Dave Brylawski and bassist Steve Popson guide the sound to an ambitious end much better than their debut from a couple years ago, when the whole thing sounded like a paint-by-numbers resurrection of Sonic Youth's calmer moments. Still, the riffs are stale, the drumming is clunky rather than snappy and the vibe is that of a band still trying to figure out what it wants to be when it grows up. Life is short but wide, though, and if you haven't figured it out by now… [Amish]



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