Wednesday 23 Jul

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 

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Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

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Narrative verse

L.T.Z. with Jabee, Frank Black & more
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory 
8911 N. Western Ave. 

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Dancing in the Twilight

Sunday Twilight Concert Series with The Wurly Birds
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Myriad Botanical Gardens 
301 W. Reno Ave. 

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Next big thing

As far as songs go, few prove as challenging to sing as our national anthem.

It’s a technically demanding tune from first note to last, to be sure, beginning with a low bellow that quickly soars toward star-punching high notes, eventually swelling to a show-stopping crescendo that even the most seasoned performer can have trouble mastering.

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Tiny Animals — Our Own Time

So pop it hurts. Draw your own conclusions.

Stephen Carradini April 11th, 2011

The All-American Rejects’ self-titled 2003 release is one of my favorite pop albums ever.


Tyson Ritter and company put the gas to the floor on the first track and don’t really let up until the end. The guitars roar, the vocal melodies soar, the drums pound, the bass thrums and various keyboards twinkle. Everything is done for high drama, and it’s great.

Tiny Animals’ “Our Own Time” is exactly like that. If you like huge, so-pop-it-hurts music, you’ll like this. If you love that genre, you’ll love the album. If you don’t like it, there’s nothing here to convince you that this genre is a good idea. Don’t be fooled by the wiry electro pop of lead single, “Wait For Me”; this is a guitar record through and through. Tiny Animals’ melodic sense is a bit more tempered than AAR’s, but this is still easily filed next to their work.

Don’t believe me that this is as pop as it gets? This album has a song called “Nah Nah Nah.” I rest my case. —Stephen Carradini

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