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The Whigs: Modern Creation

by Glenn BurnSilver on April 18, 2014

Modern Creation is a wry title for this accomplished Athens, Ga.-based band. Now with a few albums under their belts, The Whigs don’t seem compelled to try so hard to create something standout-ish, and they are merely being true to themselves by embracing their inner power-rock trio. The album is modern in its throwback approach that features a more straight-ahead rock aesthetic—and no fancy horns, effects or keys. Captured live in the studio, the playing has a loose-but-tight feel that easily supports Parker Gispert’s slightly anguished vocals. “The Particular” visits classic 1970s arena rock—“Hey!” shouts and all—while “She Is Everywhere” lunges from psychedelic pop to Sabbath doom. A fun, varied array of songs, simply composed, reintroduce The Whigs as a band to watch.

Authors: Glenn BurnSilver
Artist: The Whigs
Album: Modern Creation
Label: New West

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