LIVE: Crash Test Dummies @ The Linda, 12/4/10

December 7th, 2010, 5:30 pm by Sara
Crash Test Dummies

Crash Test Dummies

In support of their new album, “Oooh La La!,” the Crash Test Dummies arrived safely at The Linda in Albany for the third stop on their tour. The previous shows in Ithaca and Niagara Falls found the band trudging through what has been reported as several feet of snow – with part of the NYS Thruway being closed for a couple of days south of Buffalo. They may want to rethink their tour routing; I hear Miami is nice this time of year.

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CD: Crash Test Dummies’ “Oooh La La!”

December 3rd, 2010, 4:33 pm by Greg

Crash Test Dummies: Oooh La La!

(Deep Fried Records, 2010):

Ah, that voice…

I’ve got to admit that I hadn’t thought about Crash Test Dummies in years, having written them off as ’90s one-hit wonders after their Top 10 hit, “Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm.”

But then I heard that voice again. Brad Roberts. That sonorous, unmistakable, slightly graveled baritone.

But there’s something different this time around. I remember CTD’s music as smug and irony-laden, but that whole attitude seems to be – gratefully – missing from this new album, the first from the band in six years.

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