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The Pinx - The Pinx (The Pinx)

4 January 2023

On the heels of brawny-voiced Atlanta singer/guitarist Adam McIntyre’s three 2020 solo LPs (check out the funky Black Planet) and his foursome The Pinx’s Electric! EP the same year (and its hot Live at Standard Electric companion video, watch it here!) comes that group’s fifth LP, following 2019’s Sisters and Brothers. In this era of short attention spans, one might balk at a 15-song, hour-long album, especially one so steeped in ‘70s AOR and classic rock excesses; see the falsetto-tinged vocals and squealy guitar solos on the gaudy, swagger-filled opener “Hot Rod.” But they silence such critiques by also injecting plenty of those ‘70s influences that excite the most — for example, Mott the Hoople and T. Rex on the stomping “Break Your Heart,” Big Star on the meditative “Fading Song,” Badfinger and Raspberries on the crunchy “Never Get Over Me,” and MC5 on the storming “Is That What You Want?” — and seal the deal by playing with a modern-day vigor and spirit, as on the Sloan-like “Every Time.” (

“Break Your Heart”

“Is That What You Want?”