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River Otis

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River Otis

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Seed
genre:
Rock

We gave it a C-

A soupcon of Pearl Jam, a dash of Neil Young, a pinch of Uncle Tupelo — and voila: generic bar-band alterna-rock, vintage 1994. Everything on the six-song debut album from Deat Hot Workshop, River Otis — the playing, the vocals, and the songs — hits the mark, but nothing makes an impression. It’s all perfectly competent, but uncorrupted by originality. C-