"Beggars" (Vagrant; 2009)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

I've been seeing a slow trend of "experimental rock" groups sneak into the music scene. They take an element of hard rock or alternative and add some different aspects to songwriting and song structure. Some bands consider this a milestone in music; I like the difference, but I'm not sure if I'm going to bumper sticker this new genre of music.

When you hear the music that experimental rock emits you might think is post-something but you're not sure. It almost reminds me of grunge but with Emo mixed in. You can't put your finger on it because it changes so often. Most of the reviews I've read about it say that it requires a few listens to grab the reality and quality of the music. That's good advice, but if the initial listen has you hitting the >> button then it might be lost on you.

Check out these tracks: "All The World Is Mad," and "Doublespeak."

Thrice: Dustin Kensrue lead vocals, guitar; Teppei Teranishi guitar, keyboards, piano; Eddie Breckenridge bass; Riley Breckenridge drums.

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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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