|The Vapors – New Clear Days: 3.5 stars (a probationary 3.5, I want to come back and reevaluate)Precon: Other than Turning Japanese, I have no idea. Frenetic, poppy new wave I guess. I’ve always wondered what Totally 80’s album cuts sound like.
Favorite Track: News at Ten. Struck a chord with its super angstiness.
Least Favorite: Cold War. No bad tracks though.
The singer reminds me of Gruf Rhys from SFA. He must have been an influence on Gruf.
They also seem kind of Clashy.
They certainly aren’t lacking in subject matter. I think Somehow, at track 7, was the first non-statement song.
Letter From Hiro – Best penpal themed song ever.
Not as 80’s as I thought. Looking at the wiki, I see it was released in 1980, making it more a product of the 70’s, so I guess that makes sense. A nice RC surprise.