Friday, January 23, 2009

The 88: Not Only... But Also

The 88
Not Only... But Also
Island Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
The 88 are power pop band from sunny California that has a total British invasion sound to them. Not Only...But Also possesses a confidence that comes through song after song and The 88 have that big sprawling sound which is made for radio. The album was produced by Babyface and Matt Wallace (Faith No More) which is an interesting combo and it must have led to the balance of pop and rock that can found here. The 88 is not putting earth shattering life changing music but Not Only...But Also is a good album from beginning to end with just the right mix of rockers and ballads to keep you entertained.

Key Track: "Go Go Go"

Band With Similar Fire: Stereophonics

Official 88 Website
The 88 MySpace

-Reviewed by Aidan Rox