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The Sort - Resentment, Despair, & Other Amusements

posted by High Voltage Staff | Friday, July 25, 2008 | 4:36 PM

The Sort
Resentment, Despair, & Other Amusements
(Black Bag Records)
Reviewed By: Izzy Cihak

While "Mean Nouns" is most likely the hippest song title of 2008, The Sort are probably not going to find themselves on the pages of Vice Magazine, sharing bills with Girl Talk, or partaking in any other cliché sponsored by American Apparel. Instead, the sound of the Richmond-based five-piece's debut album, Resentment, Despair, & Other Amusements, hearkens back to the mid-90s, a time when girl-fronted bands were allowed to kick ass, a time when something had to be more than ironic to be cool, and a time when teen angst was shouted, not pouted. (read more)


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