The Bottom Line
- Excellent musicianship
- High energy tunes
- A couple of the songs sounded like they needed to be slowed down a bit for more "umph!"
- Style: Pop/punk
- 11 tracks
- Release Date: February 15, 2005
Guide Review - Stellar Kart - 'all gas. no brake'
The messages aren't particularly deep in many of the songs, and the ninth track, "Tree Climber" left me scratching my head wondering what in the world I just heard, but "Second Chance," "Finish Last" and the one slow tune "A Love Song" show that this group is more than just good music. (Not that I would expect a group of 20-something guys to release an album that solved all of the world's problems in 11 songs.) The songs do have lyrics that the youth of today will be able to relate to, however, so I may just be showing my age.
Stand-out cuts are "Student Driver," "Second Chance" and "A Love Song" with "Life is Good" getting an honorable mention and any of them would do well on radio. All in all, I'd have to say that Stellar Kart's freshman release is a good one and I expect to see great things out of this young band in the future.