Album Review: CHAPPO
    • THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012

    • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

    But CHAPPO doesn't pump the same unique vigor into all of their efforts here. Opener "What Are You Kids On?" feels a bit like a misfire, and others in the collection are a bit too fringe ("Native Savage" with its wacky breakdown, for example) or a bit too vanilla. It's not that the whole disc isn't fun, it's just that barring watching these guys bust out the four-bar progressions in front of you with balloons and streamers, some of it just doesn't hit as hard in the ear-piece. In short, it's a promising bit of tunes with a potential upside, but CHAPPO doesn't explode as often as we'd like in the studio, despite their highfalutin approach in the live setting.

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