#544 Lloyd Cole and the Commotions – Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes is the debut album from indie pop group Lloyd Cole and the Commotions. The band never really broke into the music scene of the the USA. They had a minor rock hit in the later 80s.

As I listened to the album I thought of Ric Ocasek of The Cars. I was correct according to Wikipedia on the band: “On the North American version of the album, released on Geffen Records, the tracks “Perfect Skin“, “Four Flights Up” and “Patience” were remixed by Ric Ocasek.”. Ironically, those were the best songs on the album.

Unfortunately, the music and the vocals never reach the same level of Ocasek’s. Cole’s voice is not bad at all, but it is unique enough to keep me interested either. The music was okay too, but kind of generic. It was mediocre at best at times. 6/10.

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