"The Supervillains' 'Postcards from Paradise' plays like No Doubt's earlier work." – Music Review

Ska and reggae haven’t seen a break through band since No Doubt. With Gwen Stefani leading the band, No Doubt and Stefani went on to become giants in the music industry. Not only did the band open up a successful door for itself, No Doubt pushed the door wide open for bands like The Dirty Heads and The Supervillains.

Not that The Supervillains need help making a name for itself, but with the musical landscape filled with pop stars and rock bands with catchy melodic hooks, it’s nice to know that The Supervillains don’t need to lay the groundwork for its brand of music.

The band’s latest album, “Postcards from Paradise,” is filled with fun songs that play reminiscent of No Doubt’s earlier material. “I Hate Everything” and “Drinkin’ Tonight” set the tone for a nice summer album that mixes partying, drinking and having a good time.

I can see this album getting regular play around gatherings on the patio or porch, not to mention driving around with the windows down.

One of the surprise songs on the album is the remake of Wham!’s “Careless Whisper.” I didn’t think I would like this song as The Supervillains’ sound is much different than Wham!’s. However, like Disturbed’s version of Genesis’ “Land of Confusion,” The Supervillains was able to incorporate its style effortlessly.

The Supervillains has been around for a decade with “Postcards from Paradise” being its fifth studio album. This is evident in the music as each song is perfectly composed and mixed to deliver potential hits and instant favorites. If you’re looking for the next summer soundtrack, The Supervillains’s “Postcard from Paradise” is hands down 2011’s “Teenage Dream.”

Look for “Postcards from Paradise” Tuesday, January 25th.


Jason Tanamor is the Editor of Zoiks! Online. He is also the author of the novels, "Hello Lesbian!" and "Anonymous." Email Jason at jason@zoiksonline.com.
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Anonymous said...

This band is truly amazing. They are true musicians that effortlessly incorporate their unique style of music into every song. Rock on guys!


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