Colleen Green: Sock It to Me
Sock it to Me
Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls and Vivian Girls may have recently refined the art of fuzzy female- fronted rock’n’roll, but by hitching her wagon to that scene, California-based Colleen Green’s second album isn’t always as convincing. Green’s use of a drum machine is to her detriment, as it stilts the progress of songs that cry out for off-the-cuff creativity. Vibrant basslines (which pay heavy-duty homage to The Cure) perk up proceedings, while the Blondie-aping new wave vibe of You’re So Cool and blatant Ramones tribute Heavy Sh*t are admittedly irresistible. Nonetheless, the lo-fi quality of these recordings gives the album a homogenised glaze that fizzles to a finish, when it could have blazed into life with a few essential tweaks.
Download: Only One, You’re So Cool