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Department Store Girl The Rosenbergs play power-pop with a lot more hook appeal than heart. Lead writer David Fagin clearly knows how to match three chords to a melody that...Department Store Girl The Rosenbergs play power-pop with a lot more hook appeal than heart. Lead writer David Fagin clearly knows how to match three chords to a melody that...2004-03-19
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Department Store Girl

Producer (group): Force MP; Status: In Season

The Rosenbergs play power-pop with a lot more hook appeal than heart. Lead writer David Fagin clearly knows how to match three chords to a melody that clicks, but his vocals can sound self-conscious and mannered, and his lyrics can seem smug (”Crockett & Tubbs”). While catchy songs are nothing to sneer at, the Rosenbergs’ music ends up too cute by half.

Originally posted March 19 2004 — 12:00 AM EST

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