July 2014 Local Music Reviews

Local Review: Sam Page – The Slog in Uncertainty

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Sam Page
The Slog In Uncertainty
Self-Released
Street: 05.01
Sam Page = Pixies + Placebo + The Red Hot Chili Peppers

The blind passion and talent for melody that came out of the early ’90s summarizes this album completely. The fact that it’s the brainchild of a Utahn just makes my music geek heart sing. “Naked” starts out the album and is a solid example of rock/pop almost echoing Jesus Jones. On the second track, Sam Page gets into a funky realm with “I Don’t Not Love You.” Finally, on the third track, we get into dark pop glory with “Doubt.” This trend continues, and the tracks flow like a who’s who of the alternative ‘90s. There’s something for everyone here, and not just old guys. Sam Page shows a thorough understanding of this genre and fits with current times like The Cure did before they got weird. Bravo, Sam Page. –Benjamin Tilton

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