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OPM
CALIFORNIA POPPY
SUBURBAN NOIZE

While the level of OPM's maturity and the outfit's glorification of misogyny, drugs, and pseudo OC thug life on the quintet's third release is suspect, their shameless Sublime ripoff routine is dead-on, so much in fact that they blatantly steal bits from Mr. Nowell and company's tunes on cuts like "Rock Me Slow". Whether it's a matter of showing no respect for the dead, or merely just a case of being too stoned to care, CALIFORNIA POPPY's watered-down reggae-rock and ska flavor, much like the eager freshmen at their first kegger, probably won't get past the frat house bathroom. Disposable yet groovy, if you can shut your brain off for a bit and skate around the half-pipe half in the bag, then this is your soundtrack.
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- Mike SOS