Very cool and original sounding Atlanta gritty power pop band, who certainly have leaning to power pop but embrace their Southern roots and classic rock of the 70s on 10 song here on " C`mon, Accept Your Joy". They have our attention because of this ambition to strike out and locate songs in their band structure that are more than just `more good songs`. Atlanta Stomp & Stammer magazine declares, "(McKays) band, The Critical Darlings, offers him the chance to trade places with his camera subjects. The new CD, C`mon, Accept Your Joy!, gives a solid overview of the trio`s talent for big, clever, Beatles-informed power pop." "A shot of expressive and dynamic power pop with songs that have melodic depth as well as memorability."- Taxi. "Chris McKay & The Critical Darlings are tight, polished, pretty damn smooth and not afraid to blend edgier influences into their time-warped extravaganza of big vocals and gorgeously indulgent guitar solos."-Flagpole. Creative Loafing named the Critical Darlings "a great little buzz-worthy band" and dubbed McKay "power pop potentate." Very Highly Recommended!
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