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Tin Can Phone

Adapter

Reggae-rock was both perfected and murdered by commercially successful bands in the Nineties, making it hard today to play a muted lead over an upstroke and not sound passé. Performances on this self-produced disc from Michigan emigrants Tin Can Phone are respectable and breezy melodies like "Smoking Gun," soothing, but Adapter is a watered-down version of something already drowned. *.5

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