I JUST NEED SOMEONE TO TELL ME HOW TALL I AM
Review: Revolver Magazine
By Roni Sarig
SoCal rockers by way of London, this quartet proves by contrast that Jakob Dylan’s problem isn’t his lack of originality--it’s his dearth of pop flair. While singer Simon Petty apes the Wallflowers’ sunny West Coast vocal scratch and his group soaks in Seventies mellow-rock influences, Minibar can’t escape--and is redeemed by--its Brit-pop roots. What results is a classic American sound combined with first-rate English songcraft to create a consistently rich and tuneful debut. At times evoking Wilco or Aztec Camera, Jimmy Webb or Badfinger, Road Movies is more often timeless.
Originally published May/June 2001