ALBUM REVIEW : BLASTER
ARTIST : SCOTT WEILAND AND THE WILDABOUTS
GENRE : ROCK
DATE OF RELEASED : 2015
The moment you hear the first few lines of “Modzilla” you will think immediately that the whole album might be repulsive. Well, this kind of thinking will definitely stop if you move forward with the next song “Way She Moves.” It is a happy rock song with sixties vibe ala Motown sound. It is like REM in their Out of Time album.
The quality of excellence did not stop with the second song but continued with “Hotel Rio,” which fortunately the band did not infused it with Latin beat considering the song title. It is basically light head banger music. The intro music of “Amethyst” will definitely recall moments that you have with grunge music during the nineties. It is like Nirvana attempting to be elated for once in their life instead of ranting about life’s disappointments and unfairness.
However, the momentum with good music is broken with “White Lightning” as the song is like a lazy attempt by a legacy rock band trying be relevant. Being a former member of Stone Temple Pilot, it is normal that you might hear some of STP’s memorable refrain in “Blue Eyes.” The same can be said with “Bleed Out” and “Youth Quake” which have influences from STP’s album Purple.
“Beach Pop” will answer the question “what if Beach Boys became a rock act?” But you do not need no answers if someone will ask you how come that this album sounds something you heard before as the answer lies in his musical career which spans over 30 years. I rate this record 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.
1 star = Ignore it
2 stars= risk it
3 stars = borrow or buy it
4 stars = buy it and keep it
5 = buy, keep, and treasure it