Manda and the Marbles
A surprisingly effective slab of invigorating punk-pop energy from Manda and the Marbles on this remastered and greatly enhanced re-release of Seduction, originally out a couple of years ago on the small Break-Up imprint. More Seduction is a teen-angst take on confused everyday, about the desire to escape from suburban life and about longing back home. Upbeat, urgent music with great melodies and a confident delivery set the tone for the album, but it’s Manda’s presence and her two bandmates’ frantic backing that really set this Columbus, Ohio punks apart from the rest.
There is hardly a dull moment on here, but “Dangerous,” “Through,” and “Seduction” all deserve special mention. In a fair world, More Seduction will push Manda and the Marbles to the stars. Honest power-pop anthems, sexy and clever sing-along punk that all but the most hardened cynic should love. Pure brilliance.
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