TRUE LOVE - Wings

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"Power pop torchbearers True Love deliver a gutting slab of melodic rock on their third studio release,Wings. If the title and cover art are meant as a humorously ironic allusion to Paul McCartney's post-Beatles group, the music therein also takes a similarly opposing direction from Macca's soft rock/AOR. Much like their guitar-heavy self-titled sophomore release, True Love rip through a series of über-melodic and somewhat emotionally pyrrhic mini-rock epics that bring to mind such icons of the genre as Cheap Trick, the Replacements, Elvis Costello, and others. This is pretty great stuff that will obviously appeal to the pop underground faithful, but deserves a much wider audience." AMG

"Grade: A. True Love deliver rock 'n' roll with a sugary coat. From the loud guitars to the pounding rhythm section, True Love are rock 'n' rollers, but their love of pop (all things Badfinger, Cheap Trick, and Elvis Costello, to name a few) ensures that their brand of power-pop does not get passed up on.

One of Not Lame's loudest bands, True Love are that rare power-pop band that could get on stage with any guitar band or indie-rock act, fit in swimmingly, and then play a pop fest and be adored by everyone.

Wings, their latest, continues with the past two albums craftsmanship, delivering combustible rock embedded in the brightest, most undeniable hooks. Rock out, sing along, and just give it up to True Love, because, as the name implies, it is fate. True Love deliver unabashed power-pop with an unforgettable flare. I'll give it an A." - In Music We Trust

"Wings is a very listener-friendly pop album. There’s something for everyone on it, from the Afghan Whigs-meets-state-homeboys-Fountains of Wayne opener “Worse Ways than This,” to the Weezeresque pop melodies of “The Crime,” from the Joey Ramone-meets-Axl Rose vocal style of “How Does it Feel?” to the ’70s Cheap Trick arena style of “Old Buildings” (one of the best tracks on the CD, by the way). Each vocalist lends his style to each song exquisitely, although one does do a little bit too much of an impression on the track “Forever and After” which is a spot-on Elvis Costello. I did a double take, seriously, which is kind of stupid considering I couldn’t see the singer. Duh. “Sweet Racket” is another one of the standouts, with sweetly sung verses ellipsed by awesome screaming choruses.

Just as Wings’ song “Band on the Run” is disjointed and eclectic in and of itself, so is the music on Wings, True Love’s third long player. It’s not groundbreaking, weird or fresh, but it’s an awfully good pop record by people who know what they’re doing. This album will probably fly under many people’s radar and it’s a shame. This is proof that there’s more to New Jersey than Bruce and Bon Jovi."- Treblezine