CD Review: Be Yourself by Dimestore Prophets

January 22, 2015 11:25 PM

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Dimestore Prophets (not to be confused with "Dime Store Prophets," a Christian rock band that dissolved in the late '90s and known for a song called "Hitler's Girlfriend") bills itself as a three-piece groove, rock, and reggae band -- they may be Christians, too, for all I know! What I do know is they hail from central Washington State and have been together since 2009. According to their bio, they play "Feel Good Music." Their musical influences include Bob Marley, Sublime, the Clash, and the Dirty Heads.

The title of their latest EP is Be Yourself -- taken from the first track on the CD, which one review called "the embodiment of feel good reggae pop, groove music." I disagree. It is certainly "feel good" music, but there's no way it can be classified as "reggae pop, groove music." To me, it sounds ...

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