Popsicle (2005) The aural equivalent of a Camaro, a grease-monkey mustache, and a bad, bad boyfriend, Brooklyn's Diamond Nights gleefully plunder the sludgy sleaze-rock epoch that the… 2005-09-13 Diamond Nights Rock
Music Review

Popsicle (2005)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Sep 13, 2005; Lead Performance: Diamond Nights; Genre: Rock

The aural equivalent of a Camaro, a grease-monkey mustache, and a bad, bad boyfriend, Brooklyn's Diamond Nights gleefully plunder the sludgy sleaze-rock epoch that the Darkness and Electric Six preceded them in resurrecting. Singer Morgan Phalen clearly understands the red-leather-pants legacy; on standouts like ''Saturday Fantastic'' and ''The Girl's Attractive,'' his put-on lecherousness goes straight to 11. Kind of like that bad boyfriend — months from now you'll forget Popsicle, but not the fun you had.

Originally posted Sep 09, 2005 Published in issue #840 Sep 16, 2005 Order article reprints