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Sorrows - Love Too Late… The Real Album (Big Stir Records, 2021) (album review by Nicklas S.)

Love Too Late is a long time coming. The band wasn’t able to record this album as they intended in the ‘80s, leaving their label to shelve the album and the band with nothing to do other than save these songs for a later time. Fortunately, these songs have now seen the light of day. The songs on Love Too Late harken back to the summery sounds of late 70s to early 80s power pop acts like The Romantics and The Cars, full of poppy hooks and pitch-perfect harmonies. On “Christabelle,” the album’s opener, these characteristics are on full display. The album takes a moodier turn on “Crying Time,” where the band incorporates reggae influences into their sound, offering some variation in the album’s sound. While the entire album mostly sticks to the prototypical power pop formula, that’s not necessarily a bad thing as tracks like “Rita” and “Tired of Waiting for You” show this band to be true masters of the sound. “Play This Song (On The Radio)” indeed!

 

Favorite Tracks: 1, 3, 4, 8

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