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CD REVIEW: Epigene – “Popular Dissent”
By Stacey Board - 09/18/2004 - 05:02 PM EDT

Artist: Epigene
Album: “Popular Dissent”
CD Review: When I heard the first song I thought, its politics you can dance to! And you will want to dance to it. Think tight edgy pop with a message like Tragically Hip.

But it is not all politics. In “Sugarwater” the song is written from the point of view of someone incapable of sticking around long enough in a relationship to get truly close to someone. In “Inner Figure” the lyrics explore where the answers to our problems may really lie.

The songs are all very enjoyable. The lyrics are clever, biting, funny and the songs are melodic all at the same time. The production is full of fun surprises and the overall production sound is very professional. There is a bit of a retro synth ‘super agent’ mood in the songs that serves them well and gives them a definable sound.

“Popular Dissent” is Epigene’s collection of smart melodic thoughtful pop. Think Dissent, but don’t forget the Popular.

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