Album Review: The Empty Hearts - Self-Titled


Sort of an ‘80s garage band supergroup, the Empty Hearts are veterans of the Cars, Blondie, the Romantics and Chesterfield Kings. The collective pop/punk chops come through loud and clear, and the band sound as though they have been writing and playing together for years. “I Don’t Want Your Love...” is a catchy anthem, “Soul Deep” has a good chugging drive to it, and most of the songs exude a good-hearted bounciness. More than a few lyrical clichОs are employed, but overall this debut is a well-crafted, highly enjoyable bundle of snap, crackle and pop. – Brett Bush

Score: 7 out of 10