Thursday, June 7, 2012
Sahara Hotnights - Kiss & Tell
So when Sahara Hotnights added some keyboards and synth beats to their sound, I saw it as a step up rather than a step down. I really enjoy this album. It's a little more varied than Jennie Bomb, which is kinda nice. The songs are every bit as strong as they were on Jennie Bomb. I can see where people might make the case to dislike this album based on the fact that a dance punk version of Sahara Hotnights is essentially just The Sounds (which is basically an updated version of Blondie). I happen to love The Sounds, and I will never stop loving Blondie, so I don't really see the problem. You could easily argue that in their original incarnation Sahara Hotnights was just The Donnas or an updated version of Joan Jett. Call it what you will, the music sounds just fine to my ears.