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An Introduction To Songs About Time

The Rentals

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Customer Reviews

The razor is dull

Looove The Rentals! But was disappointed with this one. It has all the ingredients of a good album but it lacks in giving us that pop, rock, distortion edge that only the Rentals can give. With out that it just seems like a couple high school kids trying to hard to sound like the postal service.

A Great "Comeback"

A great addition to the band's too-small body of work, its only real problem being some flow issues stemming from the project's original conception. Still, a minor problem at best and shouldn't dissuade. Matt Sharp's career has grown more interesting and oddly esoteric since the first album's release. In many ways, these tracks are a wonderful synthesis of the Return of the Rentals debut from 1995 and Sharp's grossly underrated solo album from the early 2000s, the whole murky melancholic Tennessee backwoods low-fi thing. His touring/recording with both Goldenboy and Tegan & Sara from shortly thereafter clearly influenced his aesthetic here. Of course, I guess the strangest thing about Sharp's solo work is how better it holds up next to the painfully juvenile, and seemingly endless, releases from his old band Weezer, always mediocre but now just sad beyond words. I am truly glad that Sharp made that decision, however it went down. Artistically, he ended up much better off, and I hope Sharp and The Rentals project continue to expand and evolve.

A Great Album is A Great Album

The album cover says it all! If you love alternative,you'll love this.


Formed: 1994

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

The Rentals were the new wave-influenced project of singer/songwriter Matt Sharp, former bassist for power pop favorites Weezer. Born in Arlington, VA, on September 22, 1969, Sharp co-founded Weezer in 1992, and in the months to follow, the band emerged as one of the most popular up-and-coming acts on the Los Angeles club scene; their self-titled debut LP appeared on Geffen two years later, becoming a major hit thanks their smash single and video "Buddy Holly." During the spring of 1994, Sharp mounted...
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