Oleander – Unwind
Review by antiGUY
Come to Stay
Yours If You Like
Are You There
Jimmy Shaker Day
Back Home Years Ago
She's Up, She's Down
The opening bars of this CD let you know you're in for something a little different; with it's Smashing Pumpkins style guitar riffs. The high-pitched wail of Billy Corgan that you'd expect is instead replaced with the soulful modern rock vocals of Thomas Flowers.
Grunge isn't dead; it has just evolved.
That is not to say that this CD wouldn't have been a smash hit in 1992,
it most certainly could have been. In 2001 it's a refreshing reminder of
just how good guitar driven rock can be. With tracks like "Yours If You
Like", "Halo", "Benign" and "Unwind"—Oleander gives today's rap-rockers
and pop stars a run for their money with exceptionally crafted songs, arousing
melodies and enough riffs to keep guitar junkies happy.