Review originally posted on http://www.myspace.com/disc_connected on 12/28/2007
Philadelphia's Milton and the Devils Party makes power-pop for thinking people. Not a shock when you consider that the band was founded by two English professors with rock roots who love great pop songs and know how to write them.
The songs combine power-pop with a literary sensibility (or as FDR (indie label) president dexribes it, "wickedly smart and super catchy"). The lyrics invoke the anger of Elvis Costello while the music channels the pop of Matthew Sweet.
Add it all up, and this is a solid effort worth checking out.
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