Sound — 10
The Strings Pullers knew how to fish our swimming ears by providing a quite attractive sound, which is unheard nowadays. How much band do you know in your neighbor? More than one I guessed, How much band oblige you to listen to their records? More than one I guessed. Publicity, Spam, intimidation... Once you've heard it you'll go like: "it rocks it's so great", without meaning it of course, will you upload it to your iPod? In such case? Will you listen to it? NO sir you won't, you will in one case ONLY and ONLY if this band brought lust to your ear. It's rare these days. The Strings Pullers brought lust to a bunch of people like me. When we ask TSP about their record: "Hypochondriac", they mention individualism and individuality a lot which is translated by: We Do Whatever We Want To Do And We Don't Care If Your Friend Doesn't Like Us. It's barely impossible to define a musical stable style to "Hypochondriac", we can absolutely hear a lot of musical platforms. A thing that reminds the TRUE meaning of alternative and indie a different instrumentation, we can hear the root of Alternative also blues, Space Rock, Electronic Rock, Stoner Rock, Pop. It implants a sort of enthusiasm that allows the listener to want more and more.
Lyrics — 6
Two words: Vulgarity. TSP are really really harsh in their songs. Their frontman uses a strong language which is like: I'm Not Going With The Lyric Poetic Flow. Sometimes it's a good thing because it takes off all the energy and it's a great way to express its angst. But from a conformist angle, it's a bad thing. So much rough words in the same song. It's really hard to figure out the lyrics, the plays with words and jokes are so metaphorical. And I personally think it's amazing because it applies how big is their creativity. The singer skills is what will get you attracted. Unique voice a really unique one not just a shadowed standard singing, but sometimes it permutes to a bad filled with shortcoming voice.
Overall Impression — 10
The thing that brought me to like "Hypochondriac" was: It's UNIQUE, it's new it's fresh, it's not basic chords or bluesy riffs like the recent music, It's DOPE. A really big thing! The songs that got me are: - "Supernatural" - "Bye Bye, Petite Merde" - "Porn To Be Wild" - "Cona No Palco" And all of them! 15 tracks! You'll surf! If it were stolen or lost... I will get lost!