The Populars, A Pill for Everyone

The Populars, A Pill for Everyone

You would think that after a three-year absence from the Canadian rock scene that The Populars would return from the gutter with a rekindled passion and authority for their brand of poppy rock. But instead, A Pill For Everyone offers up the same set of formulaic, three-chord garage rock that a lot of bands are […]

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The Populars, A Pill for Everyone

You would think that after a three-year absence from the Canadian rock scene that The Populars would return from the gutter with a rekindled passion and authority for their brand of poppy rock. But instead, A Pill For Everyone offers up the same set of formulaic, three-chord garage rock that a lot of bands are peddling these days. What makes the disc even harder to enjoy is the lack of spontaneity to any of the songs. Even when the band sings about partying (“Weekend Warrior”) it sounds like they’ve never down so in their lives; “You’re a weekend warrior/ ready to blow/ going downtown/ got your good shoes on/ so you can tap your toes/ to the new sound.” The Populars just don’t have enough fuel in the engine to produce a lasting impression, once you’ve heard one of their songs; you’ve heard them all. (Kindling Music/Warner Music Canada)


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  • I’m so glad that you showed how the populars should be. I bet you are such an amazing songwriter in you own right too!!! I know that everyone loves and looks forward to your reviews so much. Maybe even the whole world does. Who knows, you might even get the chance to write for Rolling Stone or Spin or some super uber webmag and make tons of money. WOW!! You sure would deserve it. Imagine, making lots of money for telling people what kind of music they should like! Jeeze, it’s amazing that you know soooooo much about music!!!! I’ll bet you have some super cool skinny tight jeans and paid over 70 bucks for your cool hairdoo maybe even a grand worth of tattoos that makes you stick out from everyone else. You are such a bad ass. I really want to know so I can look like you do and listen to what you do, You influence me soooo much!! I just love you. You are a true legend!!!!! What do you do again???? oh ya, I want you to know that it’s ok if you keep on liking the bands that you think the “hip” industry will like and it;s ok to kiss their asses! I won’t hold it against you but I want to tell you that soon people will find out about you and question your expertise in this field. Write me a song cool guy, hipster dude!
    love me

  • Hey Jimjom – thanks for the comments. No, I’m not an amazing songwriter. Couldn’t write a song to save my life, and I don’t think I’ll ever write for Rolling Stone or Spin OR make tons of money as I volunteer my time for Popjournalism. I just really love music and bad music offends me – and I’m lucky this avenue is open for me to offer my opinions to the public. What do I do? I’m a recording engineer who just loves helping artists capture their craft. So I guess that answer your questions about $70 haircuts and $1000 tattoos – I’m involved in music cause I love music to the core.

    Reviews aren’t based on how “hip” the band is. And even if The Populars were (I’m guessing you’re saying there not?), the record still wouldn’t have been my thing. I’m just tired of being fed the same boring music over and over again.

    Thanks for reading. Keep and take it easy