Popgun / N.U. Machine
Album: N.U. Machine   Collection:General
Artist:Popgun   Added:Nov 2003
Label:Pop Rockit  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-12-29 Pull Date: 2004-03-01
Week Ending: Feb 22 Feb 8 Jan 18 Jan 11 Jan 4
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 18, 2004: press and release
Maybe You Don't
4. Jan 07, 2004: In the Leaves
2. Feb 06, 2004: Discarded. Recycled, and New
5. Dec 31, 2003: In the Leaves
3. Jan 14, 2004: In thbe Leaves
Neutron Bomb

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-12-26
Pop hooks, catchy lyrics and a Moog synthesizer to bring it all together...doesn't get much better for the “powerpop” scene. N.U. Machine is Popgun's latest effort to date. The third on a line of releases that has made them a namestay in the Sacramento Area and they hope propels them to something much larger as their press release states, “Popgun is headed for bigger and better things, so climb on board this rocket and enjoy the ride!” A couple of tracks reminded me of the first time I heard the self titled Weezer album. Also,if you're a fan of New Pornographers or Blank Pages.
the good: CD's well put together; all powerpop fans out there have a solid release to listen to the bad: a little too repetitive for my taste the ugly: nut'n ugly about this one
potty-mouth tracks: none

(note: all numbers are out of 10, i.e. 5/10) 1.Ones and Zeros: opens with the good 'ole Moog and moves to guitar-driven chords; the Moog has a couple of solos (8) 2.Maybe You Don't: guitar w/ some Moog; vocals are predominant (7) 3.Neutron Bomb: a little faster than tracks 1&2 (7) 4.Penny: the beginning sounds like Oasis' track “Lately”; slower (7) 5.Just Video: guitar riffs to open; offset beats in the intro; bass is accentuated (8) 6.Hold Me Back: a punk song, but not; Moog makes another appearance (7) 7.About the Little Things: the “ballad” of the record; the girls in the crowd fall over to this one and scream (8) 8.Pretty Baby: their Beatles influence shines loud and clear; I like the bass-line in this one (9) 9.Naked: longest track of the album; intro is kinda Stones-like (8) 10.Pacemaker: Moog is central part of intro w/ vocals taking over after (8) 11.N.U.Machine: slower track to bring the album to a close; of course the Moog's there (with solos even), what didyou expect? (8)

review courtesy of rE\dOx

Track Listing
1. Ones and Zeros   6. Hold Me Back
2. Maybe You Don't   7. About the Little Things
3. Neutron Bomb   8. Pretty Baby
4. Penny   9. Naked
5. Just Video   10. Pacemaker
  11. N.U. Machine