Four Under Par (n / a)
Reviewed by Matt Dentler, Fri., Sept. 12, 2003
George DeVoreFour Under Par Who knew there'd come a time when Hootie & the Blowfish or Blues Traveler would be missed? George DeVore's third album is doing its part in this endeavor, Four Under Par being a collection of beer-soaked anthems without much porous inspiration. Tight musicianship and taut production make Four Under Par anything but sub par on a purely technical level. Except that lead track "A Little More Time" is a well-arranged cliché and "Verena" is the kind of The Band-inspired song the Counting Crows or the Black Crowes do a much better job of ripping off. DeVore and his pub-friendly cohorts can't get a single song to either stick with you or sound much different from the ones surrounding it. Catchy moments come and go on standout songs such as "Letting Go" or "What I'd Say," but then never has the term "standout" stood out like such a sore thumb.