Artist: Sex Department
The latest in a seemingly
never-ending stream of glam bands to emerge in the 21 st century whose
world apparently stopped in 1989 on the Sunset Strip are Italian
glamsters S.E.X. Department. Their self-titled album starts off
with the mediocre ‘Call Me Baby Call Me’, a song with a frankly
annoyingly repetitive chorus that just seems to plod along without
really going anywhere. Obligatory ballad ‘Drive Me Insane’
isn’t bad and improves on the album’s opener but again has the
feeling that this album is going to be an average glam-by-numbers effort
that while isn’t bad, doesn’t have anything that stands out and
makes it good either.
Listening to the rest of
the album unfortunately confirms these fears and the album never really
picks up the pace and gets going. This is a shame because there are some
potentially good songs here but they’re hampered by a feeling that the
band don’t really believe 100% in what they’re doing and an overall
feeling of a band just going through the motions and hitting all the
right glam buttons but without putting their own stamp on it.
Best Track – ‘One Way Ticket To Rock’.
Review by: Adam G
1. Call Me Baby Call
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