Album Review: Read to the End pla

Album Name: Read to the End
Artist: pla (Pop Lovers Anonymous)
Year/Label: 2004 / timesuckage music

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

First of all I have to say Pop Lovers Anonymous is a great band name and they have a pretty cool sound. Pop music for sure, but not too bubble gummy.

Lead singer Sally Chou has a solid, strong pop voice that matches the music well. She also plays guitar and wrote all the songs. Joining her in the band is and Grace Yang (vocals/bass) Jim Yang (guitar/vocals) and Rich Yang (drums/percussion).

The music is fun and party-like. The lyrics are well written and clever. I like lines like this:

“I never learned the lyrics
So all I can do is hum
I’m always listening to every luscious
Note and chord you strum… “

…From “Pretty Guitar Boy” which is sung from the perspective of a fan with a crush on the guy on stage. All she wants is for him to notice her. Who of us has not been there?

This is a fun pop recording and well done.

Stand out songs: “Pretty Guitar Boy” and “Making it Real” (love the bass line)

Posted on October 8, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Let Go
2. So Confused
3. I Wonder
4. Someone to Blame
5. Life Again
6. Pretty Guitar Boy
7. Making It Real
8. Here
9. Spaces
10. Read My Mind
11. Still

[pla Official Site]


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