Pass the Ringo
Loglady Records
Street: 04.23
Legs = The Who + The Libertines
Pass the Ringo sounds like vintage British Invasion rock put through a broken tape deck in a car with all the speakers blown. Using lo-fi techniques can add grunge and soul elements to an album, but Legs create a fuzzy washout of their music, making any distinct instruments difficult to pick out. I was further dispirited when I realized Legs’ music is endearing underneath a cacophony of ill-produced instruments. “Two Colours” (reminiscent of Arcade Fire) and “The Kingdom’s Collections of Slides and Super 8” are exceptions that I enjoyed. Stop hiding your talent! If the din was cleaned up slightly, it would sound less like an act at a middle school battle of the bands and more like a finished album. –LeAundra Jeffs