Review: The Talk – “The Sinners of Daughters”

This Charlotte trio offers a shimmering mass of pop rock that harbors all the vitality of edgy indie-rock while displaying an appetite for crunchy hooks and Beatlesque vocal melodies. With Brian Paulson working the faders, you’re guaranteed the record packs a sonic wallop lesser engineers would fail to muster. The inventive recording of fairly formulaic guitars can feel invigorating but the sudden appearance of trumpet and trombone is pushing it a bit, don’t you think? – Punk Planet, March/April 2006


About the author

Justin Vellucci is a staff writer for PopMatters, Spectrum Culture, and MusicTAP, a contributor to Pittsburgh Current, and a former staffer for Popdose, Punk Planet and Delusions of Adequacy. His music writing has appeared in national magazines such as American Songwriter, alt-pubs like The Brooklyn Rail, Pittsburgh CityPaper and San Diego CityBeat, blogs Swordfish, Punksburgh and Linoleum, and the Gannett magazine Jetty. He lives in Pittsburgh.