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… 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… 2004-02-17 The Rosenbergs
Music Review

Department Store Girl (2004)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Feb 17, 2004; Lead Performance: The Rosenbergs

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 Mar 19, 2004 Published in issue #756 Mar 19, 2004 Order article reprints
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