44 Long

44 Long

44 Long

Hangover Heights Part 2

In Music We Trust

If you are a fan of ’60s and ’70s pop, then a combination of the two is what you will receive on 44 Long’s third album, Hangover Heights 2. Brainchild Brian Berg, influenced by Motown and the British Invasion, put together 11 disposable tracks that are more annoying than exciting.

It’s quite obvious where his influences lie from track to track. “Ever Find a Way” is a perfect summer song for those longing for a new Beach Boys song, while “All the Way” could be an outtake from an early Neil Young album. Oh and Elvis Costello called, he wants “Please Don’t Love Me Now” back.

The worst part of the entire album is the cover art. The front and back have photos — probably from back in the ’60s — of four guys in their underwear. Although not as tasteless as the cover of the latest Bloodhound Gang album, it still makes it really hard for me to even pull the case out to put the album in the player. Thankfully, they made the music forgettable so I don’t have to worry about it.

If you are a fan of ’60s and ’70s pop, then listen to oldies radio, because it is much better than this 11-track rip-off.

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