Crop Circle is a rock band, plain, simple, straight forward, solid.
Come Inside is not the best CD of the decade, but you know what, it is a workman-like effort. Solid. There are no techno tricks here. Crop Circle just plays rock. A lot of bands try to be something more than that, and yet as a genre, few strike a chord more than straight rock, and Crop Circle remembers that. They play.
For example, the guitar work on He Said She Said is really at the heart of what rock is all about.
While not the best CD of the decade, Recent Stranger is a memorable song. It again speaks to the heart of rock, and could be on a CD from a band ranging from Trooper to Nickleback. That tells you how solid it is.
Come Inside slows down the pace a half step, but again is very solid. Catchy. It just works.
Hideaway has a moody intro, and a generally darker musical element, but again it is solid rock.
Crop Circle is Sean McCormick, who offers up the vocals, with Brian Garbet on guitar, Nathan Zadworny on bass, and Ben Darbey on drums.
Not totally blown away, but darn this CD grows on you. Really it is one of those CDs you will play far more often than you might initially expect. Well worth picking up.
Check them out at www.cropcircle.ca
-- CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper July 1, 2009 - Yorkton, SK. Canada