Review: Campaign – It Likes to Party

Label: self-released

Released: April 20, 2010

Campaign’s It Likes to Party EP is as full of gritty half-harmonies and beer-soaked melodies as any punk rock out there. The tunes are raw and in your face with hooks sneaking in that almost require a singalong. There is a certain drunkenness to this record, yet it is not steeped in the stupidity of common inebriation and it proves, as well as anything, that the Hot Water Music well is pretty deep and still full of life. The final track, “Bored to Death,” is less dense than the rest, leaving the album more open. That always seems to bode well for the future.

You can stream this one over at Punk News or download it for free from the band’s website (along with last year’s H1N1 EP).

Satriani: 6/10
Zappa: 6/10
Dylan: 7/10
Aretha: 7/10
Overall: 7/10

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