Friday, May 19, 2006

Great Albums You've Probably Never Heard Of: Vol. 2

If Led Zeppelin reunited to record an unofficial tribute to the White Stripes it might sound something like Wolfmother.

Heavy on surging riffs of bluesy metal, and light on anything resembling lyrical profundity, Wolfmother is the perfect soundtrack to your next Saturday night - whether that's spent drinkin' beers down at the pool hall or listening to music on oversized headphones after partaking in the tobacky-that-is-wacky.

Destined never to be mistaken for philosophers, Wolfmother's debut is riddled with painfully-rhymed couplets that all-too-easily recall Robert Plant's tales of canoodling with Gollum in the Misty Mountains. But the music's so damn good that ultimately it just doesn't matter.

Whether they're swinging the hammer of the gods in broad arcs of sound, or strumming acoustically (and surprisingly melodically), Wolfmother makeum heap good music.

Fans of the aforementioned Stripes-that-are-White, Led Zep, and straight-up 70's rock are advised to plunk down the ten bucks that Target's charging for this disc.


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