Big Takeover Magazine

Big Takeover Magazine
Issue 52, Spring 2003

Mike Shupp
This Time
(Private Mind)

On his third solo record, Shupp, formerly of Washington D.C. power-poppers Big Bang Theory, swims in the cozy, melodic waters occupied by Matthew Sweet, Tommy Keene, and Paul Westerberg.  Indeed, fans of each of those should find something to enjoy in this tuneful LP.  From the Velvet Crush-meets-Tom Petty title track to the lovely yearning of “All Over Town,” Shupp, accompanied by Chris Zogby’s propulsive drumming, offers a series of tightly focused, well-turned songs.  For aficionados, a veritable pop feast.  (www.mikeshupp.com)

— John Micek
( Issue 52, Spring 2003 )
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