TUE, AUG 8, 2006 at 11:24 AM

BILLBOARD LOVES THE REISSUED CONSTANTINES DEBUT–‘CAUSE THEY’RE SMART LIKE THAT.

That’s right! Lookie, friends….lookie. And if you haven’t picked one up yet, might I humbly suggest that you consider it? Here’s what Billboard has to say….
The Constantines
The Constantines
Not quite punk, not quite
indie—not quite easy to categorize—the progressive Constantines create a sound that keeps moving on their self-titled debut. From awkward, crunchy melodies (“Arizona”) to blues-tinged bare bones (“Hyacintu Blues”) and warm meditations (“Saint You”), it’s difficult to figure out what these guys are up to. But that’s the beauty of it. By defying formula, this album remains musically and lyrically fresh. Refusing to follow any rules of the generic verse/chorus/bridge format, they free themselves from the mechanized predictability of too much music today. If you mixed together Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, the Strokes and the North Misssissippi All-Stars, the result might sound like this.—MDS


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