Had this Massachusetts quintet been around in the mid '90s, Waltham would have been grouped with Weezer and Superdrag, the premier power-pop rockers of their day. Waltham's melodies are boisterous and obvious, with loud, beefy guitars and harmonizing choruses leading their charge. "So Lonely," which resembles Weezer's "No One Else" to the point that they share DNA, is the biggest standout, and the Cheap Tricky "Call Me Back" follows close behind. Though this debut breaks little new ground, it follows its predecessors 'footsteps eerily well.
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