Christopher Rockin’ Robin is a joyful and enthusiastic fellow that hails from Sydney, Australia. The man is indebted to music and rock n' roll. Scrappy, scruffy, sloppy rock music saved his life and now it is his turn to return the favor. He’s put together a concoction of pop-punk, punk-rock, and even surf-rock sounding jams and presents them all to you in an album he’s decided to call The Hundred Acre Goods.
I’m not sure what the title of the album is referring to, but that’s not completely relevant to the music. The Hundred Acre Goods starts out with the track “2088” which seems to be more satirical than serious. The song, and introduction to the album, is a weird, psychedelic, electronic track. It would seem the entire album will have that type of electronic sound and makeup, but it takes an enormous turn with the second song.
The second track of the album, “91 Camry” is a huge and interesting contrast from the first. This song has the standard sound of contemporary, pop-rock album. The guitar progression and melody is happy and cheerful, and leads the entire vibe of the song. The vocals are very London, English-esque punk sounding, and the album gets even more punk sounding in the later songs.
The Hundred Acre Goods is an interesting mix of punk anthems and punk instrumentals. It is hard to say this album has a specific rhyme or reason, and is instead more a collection of songs that vary slightly in the pop-punk arena. There are fun punk odes, like “King Konglomerate” with a heavy, distorted bass line that has a lot of attitude and style. There is also a variety of instrumental tracks laced into this album, usually a minute or two long. While somewhat confusing, or different than the more vocal driven song, these instrumentals stand alone pretty well and showcase the talent within the different instruments.
While the back and forth between rock, punk, pop-punk, surf-rock and random instrumental songs is somewhat confusing and lacks flow, the talent and musical ability is evident in the album. It’s a fun set of songs meant to pass on some good energy and fun times. The Hundred Acre Goods accomplishes just that, and has a good attitude that you simply can not help but smile at.
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