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Superchic[k]
Karaoke Superstar



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 14 tracks: 48 minutes, 19 seconds
Street Date: May 22, 2001


Ever wondered what would happen if some of the boys from Church of Rhythm would do after their band split up prematurely in 1997? I can say I have, but I never would have guessed they would have not only helped out with Superchic[k], but now they're members. Well, CoR fans, I guess this definitely seals the band's fate. But this isn't a CoR review. Superchic[k] is a band made up of eight (yes, eight!) members and offers the listener fun and energetic female-fronted pop punk. "Barlow Girls" kicks of the project nicely setting the stage for more tracks of the same kind.

Unfortunately, after multiple listens, what seems to be the element keeping the CD from screaming "play me till I die!" is in fact the vocals. Although stylized and quite possibly just aren't my bag, the vocals often are flat, emotionless and just fall short of being super exciting. The music is often fun, fast, furious, and attractive, but the vocals fail to grab me. While I keep feeling that vocals more like that of the late Dakoda Motor Co. (or even Flight 180) would help the songs better, I just might be missing something.

But what they do offer is done with quality. The music is well-produced, only occasionally partially overproduced, but it is hard to nail it perfectly with a style like this. When the group closes out the new track listing with "Let It Be," they leave you with a groovy pop/rock tune which proves the girls really have pretty good voices. It puzzles me why they didn't experiment even more vocally on the record. I found "Let It Be" to be the best song and I felt the disc would have benefited greatly by the inclusion of more tracks like this or at least further experimentation with the girls stronger vocals.

Definitely not a bad record, but with room for growth, this garage band sure knows how to have fun and make it show through their songs. "Get Up," "Barlow Girls," "TV Land," and other fun tracks will definitely keep your spirits high and your feet moving when you just need some music to groove to.

- Review date: 5/7/01, written by John DiBiase

 

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. Artist Info: Discography
. Record Label: Inpop Records
. Album length: 14 tracks, 48 minutes and 19 seconds
. Street Date: May 22, 2001
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. Barlow Girls
  2. Big Star Machine
  3. Karaoke Superstar
  4. Get Up
  5. Not Done Yet
  6. Super Trooper
  7. TV Land
  8. Help Me Out God
  9. One Girl Revolution
  10. Alright
  11. Let It Be
  12. Help Me Out God (Drop Chevy Remix)
  13. Alright (Respect to the Old Skool Remix)
  14. One Girl Revolution (Mob Action Remix)
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