All the Pain Money Can Buy

We’re told the ”power pop” label is the kiss of death, so let’s say you might enjoy this Austin trio even if you don’t care for three-minute rock songs rife with whistleable riffs, mistakable-for-vintage hooks, and the wryest possible sincerity. Talk about knowing ”The Way”: Fastball’s unexpectedly crackerjack sophomore try All the Pain Money Can Buy is such a quantum leap forward from their mediocre, garage-y ’96 debut, it’s as if they progressed from the Hamburg Club to Rubber Soul in two years. A-

All the Pain Money Can Buy
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