by Dagmar Patterson
Modern Mexico is a cleverly arranged CD. The band has placed all songs where they should be--all great songs--and itís an entirely inviting experience. Thereís not a weak point about the Femurs--their music is sunny and filled with so much beautiful strumming and ready appeal.
The Femurs are a duo known as Rob and Colin Femur, each with very different and equally wonderful voices. I am guessing when one takes the lead vocal itís a song written by that particular Femur. Not sure, but the vocals go sweetly together no matter. To me the genre pop is not dirty and I say this as such a high compliment that their music is unexpected pop. I am especially taken with the fast-paced "Vitamins," the perfect "Round and Round" (again, amazing vocals), the Ramones-esque "Plastic Swords," the melancholy "Peter Wolf," and "Girl for Everyone," an optimistic song of heartbreak.
Modern Mexico is unadulterated candyfloss that youíll find yourself wanting over and over again.
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