Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Memory Cadets

MP3: The Aquabats! - Poppin' a Wheelie!
MP3: The Aquabats! - The Shark Fighter!

I've always had a special place in my heart for the Aquabats! since the release of The Fury Of..., and the inner me was pretty excited when I heard they were releasing a new album. Hell, if it were along the lines of Charge!!, however, upon releasing "Radio Down!" as the single, a track featuring the great Biz Markie, all hopes dashed—it was quite poor on all accounts. It doesn't surprise me to see the band head into the children's music genre due to their hit show Yo Gabba Gabba, and familiar listeners have always appreciated the playfulness of their music. This one however, is a bit different; with their past two efforts the fun power pop aspect made it seem focused. Here for you, I've included the two best tracks on the album, where the steer away from the reggae and the rapping. Enjoy.

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