Sloan - Action Pact
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Sloan - Action PactThe worst you could say about Sloan is that the group’s four members—who all write songs and take turns at lead vocals—are too talented for their own good. Sometimes their record collections—which lean heavily on AC/DC and Cheap Trick—are too evident in their hook-laden sound. In other words, Sloan’s a hard act to dislike. The band’s latest has everything from the harmony-drenched riff rock of “Gimme That” to the power-pop sweetness of songs like “False Alarm.” And there’s not a clunker among them.



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