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Love Songs Never Die
The Odorants Love Songs Never Die Punk Rock Theory
Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 14:38
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I had honestly never heard of The Odorants up until now, but apparently these Finnish pop-punks have already been going at it since 1995, albeit some years more actively than others. Turns out I’ve been missing out! The band’s new album, ‘Love Songs Never Die,’ out now on Striped Records, comes with a dozen tracks worth of slick and catchy pop-punk with a darker edge. Sounding not unlike a poppier version of the Lillingtons with some lingeringl Alkaline Trio influences, these guys immediately won me over.

Produced by the Travoltas’ Perry Leenhouts, everything on here sounds nice and crispy with special attention being paid to the vocal harmonies. It’s not that The Odorants are doing anything that you haven’t heard before, but they do it so well that the end result sounds all fresh again. From the highly contagious opening track that is ‘As Above So Below’ and the fast-paced ‘Transsylvanian Shredder’ to the surprising finale of ‘Bumticker’ and album highlight ‘Funeral,’ this album has everything you could ask for in a pop-punk album.


Love Songs Never Die track list:

  1. As Above So Below
  2. Love Songs Never Die
  3. Transylvanian Shredder
  4. Back To You
  5. Car Radio
  6. Bumticker
  7. Goodbye 219
  8. Funeral
  9. Same Freeway
  10. Night Of The Living Dead
  11. State Of Emergency
  12. Satellites
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.