Odyssey Number Five No matter how spent guitar rock seems to be, bands like Powderfinger prove that there's still terrain left to be explored. On the Brisbane quintet's… Powderfinger
Music Review

Odyssey Number Five

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Powderfinger

No matter how spent guitar rock seems to be, bands like Powderfinger prove that there's still terrain left to be explored. On the Brisbane quintet's fourth album and U.S. debut, melancholy is the default mode. On ''My Happiness'' and ''Up & Down & Back Again,'' singer Bernard Fanning's heavy heart is tattered by scratching and clawing guitars -- but Powderfinger can be as prim as Travis or as mock-grandiose as Oasis. B+

Originally posted Mar 30, 2001 Published in issue #589 Mar 30, 2001 Order article reprints