Fan Review: The Bare Minimum – “Hit After Hit” (Independent)


If you are ever in need of a quick pick-me-up, I highly recommend The Bare Minimum’s debut album, Hit After Hit. the-bare-minimum-hit-after-hitClocking in at 28 minutes in length, this album will put you in a good mood in no time at all.

Starting with the siren in the lead track “Party Alarm” until the last note of “All is All,” one cannot help but move, bounce and dance to the beat. After this album plays through one and a half times through my car ride to work, I become a total rock star and can take on the day!

While this album is a little harder than I generally listen to, the quick, loud, punk-rock beats emanating from my stereo quickly found a home in my music repertoire. By the second listen through, I found that I couldn’t help but sing along to many of the tracks, including my favourites “Destroy the Human Race,” “Body and Soul,” and “Sheets in the Wind.”

I imagine “Snake Charmer” being a crowd favourite when played live, before a crowd that’s likely screaming the chorus right back at the band. “Laptop Jockey” borrows lyrics from Pink Floyd. They are words that everyone knows well, but are altered slightly to fit the theme of the song and the album as a whole.

I have yet to see The Bare Minimum in concert, but if the high-energy that is exemplified on the album is any indication of how they would perform on stage, I am definitely in line to see them the next time they come around.

Review by: Jessie Sipione