Who: The Abandoned Hearts Club
What: Collection CD of stray compilation tracks. Released on Robotic Empire.
When: October 2009
Where: Toronto, ON
Why: Obscure recordings from a criminally underrated band. Contains the band's best song, "Experimenting With Maturity."
[The Radness Average (or star rating) is derived from assigning each song a number of stars based on a 1-5 scale, then adding the total number of stars, and then dividing that number of total stars by the number of songs on the record. A Radness Average of 4.0 or higher indicates a good or great record. A Radness Average of 2.0 or less indicates pure crap. Everything else is in the middle somewhere.]
The Abandoned Hearts Club - Rarities - Robotic Empire
1. Metropolitan Sentences -- ****
2. The Enthusiast -- *****
3. Theme Song From The Film Noir Volatility Perversion -- *****
4. Experimenting With Maturity -- *****
Radness Average: 4.750
The Abandoned Hearts Club - Rarities
Verdict: Never got to finish the fabled first LP. What could have been...
For fans of: The Dillinger Escape Plan, Botch, Death From Above 1979, Deadguy, Rorschach