"Spoonfed" (Self-released; 2007)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

In a time when the term "pop punk" can be damning, along comes Floater Six (or F-SIX for short) a self-described pop punk band that stands head and shoulders above the others.

With barbed hooks, irresistible choruses, driving guitars, surprisingly sophisticated drums and sturdy vocals, "Spoonfed" is instantly addictive, the kind of CD you want to hear again immediately after you've listened to it the first time. It's been described elsewhere as "heroin for your temporal lobe" and that's so accurate a description, not to mention vivid, that I thought it worth repeating here.

Decidedly closer in style to that of Bad Religion than, say, Blink 182, Floater Six make no secret about the "pop" in "pop punk," but add enough edge and attitude -- both musically and lyrically -- to separate them from the clones. 

A caustic cover of the Tom Jones hit, "It's Not Unusual," closes the CD (if you don't count the comical hidden track) with the appropriate dose of schmaltz and humor.

Floater Six: Brian "Glitch" Miller - lead vox, guitars; Seph "Chaos" Kinder - vox, guitars; Marcus "MD" Duckwitz - bass; Jeffrey "6" Barber - drums.

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

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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