"South of Sideways" (Wind-up; 2004)

Reviewed by Snidermann

I liked Edgewater's "South of Sideways" just fine, but that's pretty much it. I wish that this CD had stuck more closely to the CD title's description. Unfortunately, "South of Sideways" isn't anywhere near "sideways." Instead, it's that same old modern rock we hear everywhere on the radio these days - we here at Rough Edge call it "spongerock." In other words, "South of Sideways" is okay, but it isn't anything special.

There is nothing on "South of Sideways" distinguish its music from about a dozen other bands and a dozen other CDs out there. Edgewater, like so many of those other bands, have plenty of talent and heart, but their music has no actual fire. 

Listening to "South of Sideways," I found myself just plain bored. I think the band has potential, but they've got to break away from the mold in order to make a stronger impact.

For more information, check out http://www.edgewaterband.com

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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