Monday, March 10, 2008
CD of the Day, 3/10/08: The Pinder Brothers-Ordinary Man
If the name Pinder rings a bell somewhere in the back of your mind, it's for a good reason: Mike Pinder was a founding member of The Moody Blues. Aside from his fine work in that legendary band, he also gave the world two sons, Matt and Mike, who have gone on to form The Pinder Brothers. Putting the "pop" into power pop, the brothers Pinder are back with their second disc, Ordinary Man, and fans of Mitch Linker, Jeff Larson, Kyle Vincent, The Rembrandts and other artists who place sweet melodies and harmonies paramount are going to enjoy this one quite a bit.
The Pinders are based in California and the opening track "Dear Diane" is the kind of near-perfect sunny California pop that will hook you in from the get-go. "Hold Me Tonight" almost sounds like classic Swedish pop like The Merrymakers or The Tangerines, and "Waves Crash" is a silky smooth tune. "Oh Woman" is old-school balladry not unlike early Beatles classics like "If I Fell" and "And I Love Her", while "Inside Me" is midtempo sweetness. There's really not a bad track here, and you pop sweet tooth will thank you. Now what are those Lodge and Heyward kids up to?
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