Monday, Nov. 21, 2011
You Might Not Be Ready But Your Kids Are Going to Love It
Milwaukee's Repertoire is an unabashed pop band. In the instance of the group's third and outlandishly titled album, "pop" entails coming on like romantic rock stars in a collision of Matchbox Twenty and OneRepublic, albeit with a penchant for Cars-styled retro synths and the folkie plaintiveness of Plain White T's. And if the song-craft seems a hairbreadth on the side of the generic, it's often strong enough to be re-imagined as country or R&B in the right hands. Now that's pop(ulist), yes?