Glo- On the Outside
I threw in my copy of Glo’s “On the Outside” and was blindsided by the amazing vocals and catchy chorus orchestration. The rock pop sensibility that is on display on the Montreal trio’s new album is impossible to deny from start to finish. At first I was hesitant to a new Montreal based band due to
the fact that for the last few years other then Arcade Fire there had been nothing that peaked my interest. I was blown away by “Bend” the third track off “On the Outside” and what sounds like it is a missing track from STP’s upcoming album. Rick channels the spirit of Scott Weiland in the vocal department as well as the lyrics and out of all the songs from “On the Outside” I find myself coming back to “Bend” over and over again.
Their first single “Move Along” is gaining heavy radio play and once the first chorus comes in it is hard to dislike this acoustic gem. With Paul Lani behind the glass, the producer that has worked on some of my favorite albums including Megadeaths “So Far, So Good..So What”. Lani’s pop sensibility is not lost on “On the Outside” and he has put the final touches on an album the Montreal
scene can be very proud of. If “On the Outside” is heard by the right people this could be one of Canada’s break out albums of 2010.
My only complaint is a need for more bass, I am a massive fan of the root of the song in a riff or a bass drum groove and throughout this album I find my self wanting Duff McKagan or Cliff Burton to bust out a solid jam. Every song has room for bass fills and runs but they just do not come. This is truly the only h*** from start to finish on this album.
With bass absence aside this is a great album that any I Mother Earth, HIM and Fuel fan would truly love. Montreal and Canada should both be proud to provide a great rock group to the radios of Canada that has the capability and the album to score multiple number one hits. Glo is on their way to be one of Canada’s golden rock bands along side Moist, OLP and the Headstones.
To check out Glo for yourself go to - http://www.glo-music.com/?cid=100222_PR_19
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