The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

February 5, 2009

thepainsofbeingpureatheartNew York based band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart exhibit a couple sides to their music on their self-titled LP debut: One is summed up by an eMusic listener who described them as “a happy Jesus and Mary Chain,” and the other side is more jangle and twee pop oriented. They ably switch back and forth from droning fuzzy guitar/Wall of Sound rockers to acoustic guitar pop ditties, and if they don’t score a lot of points for originality, and if their music has more charm than edge, they’re still great fun to listen to. They definitely skew more towards the pop than the rock side, and their pop songs may be occasionally a bit too sweet sounding for some, but generally The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is a pretty pleasing record, and those inclined to give into its charm will have a good time listening to it. Standout cuts: “Come Saturday,” “Young Adult Friction,” “Everything With You” and “Hey Paul.”

MP3: “Everything With You”


One Response to “The Pains of Being Pure at Heart”

  1. westmont Says:

    i don’t get what the big deal is.

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