by Sami Ponoroff
The Adam Hofmann Revival is a band that knows how to play its instruments, and play them well. Each of their songs is characterized by a unique sound, whether it be reminiscing the music of decades past or remind you what you may hear on the radio today, and yet there seems to be something lacking in their music. When one listens to the first ten or so seconds of an AHR song they will be hypnotized by they piano and keyboard and drums, or whatever instrument they may be sporting, and then the disappointment will hit like a fatal accident on I-95: the vocals are horrendous in comparison with the background music. Put quite frankly, the vocals make a listener turn the speakers off instead of yearn for the next track. And those people who find lyrics more important than instruments will cringe and struggle to get through a song.