Top 5 Releases of 2010: #4 The Laureates-No Kontrol

29 Dec

The Laureates had a very productive year.  Not only did they release a great 5 song Ep, No Kontrol, they also were generous enough to release one cover song a month, some better than others, for free download on their website.

If you’re looking for The Laureates to live up to their name, than you’ve set yourself up for disappointment.  The songs themselves are not great.  There’s no Poet Laureate in singer Chad Preston or his fuzzed out lyrics.  However, what No Kontrol is is consistent. Sure there’s a 60’s sunny psychedelic thing going on.  Sure, there’s probably more fuzz on these 5 tracks than there is on all of the Nuggets collection.  But each song, at the heart, is a well written pop song.

The Laureates-No Control

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