|Hundred Year Flood / Poison|
|Add Date:||2009-03-15|| ||Pull Date:||2009-05-17|| |
|Week Ending:||10 May||12 Apr||29 Mar||22 Mar|
|Walter E. Gough|
There is something refreshing about the straight-ahead approach to rock ‘n roll that Hundred Year Flood plays on Poison. While R&B and Country roots are detectable, the band defies prefix-laden labels. Male and female vocalists take turns leading and share harmonies. A solid rhythm section backs them up, though the solo performances are unremarkable aside from guest Taj Mahal on the lead track. The slick production and the classic rock feel make it sound like the don’t get anything but 70s AM radio in Albuquerque. |
All FCC clean.
***1. (3:45) Bombastic blues rock track with help from Taj Mahal on Guitar + Harmonica
2. (3:32) Femme vocal with a Tom Petty ballad feel
3. (3:11) Male and female share the lead vocals over a locomotive rhythm.
4. (3:38) Piano intro leads into mid-tempo acoustic guitar ballad.
*5. (3:09) Filled with big chorus and big hooks.
6. (3:10) The songwriting gets a little cheesy on this twangy ballad.
7. (4:57) Hooky rockin’ track that feels aimed at the back rows.
8. (2:31) Mid-tempo poppier track with female lead vocals.
**9. (4:07) Bluesy, narrative number with harmonized lead vocals.
**10. (4:09) The album’s most country feeling song. Female lead sings whiskey soaked tale of heartbreak.
11. (4:46) Slow, deep rhythm and reverb filled guitar back female vocal.
12. (2:25) A bit of a clichéd love song. One of the weaker tracks.