Return of the Rentals

Return of the Rentals

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by The Rentals
     
 
Alongside his stint as the bass player for the ever-beloved Weezer, Matt Sharp found time to put out a record from a little side project of his, and unknowingly dropped a surprisingly influential album on the ears of many a listener. Taking a bit of the harmony loving pure-pop songwriting skills honed in his other

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Alongside his stint as the bass player for the ever-beloved Weezer, Matt Sharp found time to put out a record from a little side project of his, and unknowingly dropped a surprisingly influential album on the ears of many a listener. Taking a bit of the harmony loving pure-pop songwriting skills honed in his other band, Sharp topped off the Rentals with plenty of Moog powered keyboard flair and ended up with an album that ushered back in a new wave of cheesy electro-keyboard pop with a restored spirit and a knack for unforgettable hooks. From the radio hit "Friends of P" to the clunky opener of "The Love I'm Searching For," Return of the Rentals has few moments that aren't bursting with catchy choruses and lovelorn sentiments. Helping out is a cast that includes Weezer drummer Pat Wilson, and most noticeably, That Dog's Petra Hayden, whose sugary vocals make for some of the disc's most timeless moments. Convincing a new generation of kids that new wave could still be cool, the Rentals' first record may have been a fluke, but it really doesn't matter. Sure, their later recordings were nowhere near as innocent and memorable, but this record is a real benchmark of carefree pop from the '90s and shouldn't be forgotten anytime soon.

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Release Date:
10/24/1995
Label:
Maverick
UPC:
0093624609322
catalogNumber:
46093

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Return of the Rentals 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What can I say? I've listened to this cd so much that it is now playing slowlier in my cd player...joking, but seriously, evrything is just perfectly adjusted. It will sure stay my favorite disc for the rest of my life, because it's in that cd that you can really see sharp's genius (when you think that it has been recorded in only three days, all you can say is: