Don Vail

Don Vail (independent)

Taking this album as evidence, a grunge revival really has happened. Co-produced by Jordan Zadorozny (Blinker the Star), Don Vail mixes the heavier side of grunge (Alice in Chains, Soundgarden) with punk (Mudhoney, even Nirvana) and pop (Matthew Sweet, Teenage Fanclub) elements. Then there's the ghost of long-defunct Treble Charger, a once-respectable post-punk/power-pop band that fizzled with the horrid tune, "American Psycho." Once a member of that band, Don Vail's Bill Priddle should stick to his solo projects, instead of this strained look-back. At least he's not hosting a MuchMusic reality show like his old bandmate Greg Nori.

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