Cheatahs
Cheatahs


4.0
excellent

Review

by Josh Fountain CONTRIBUTOR (63 Reviews)
February 13th, 2014 | 59 replies | 5,530 views


Release Date: 02/11/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A celebration of the early 90s shoegaze scene

Cheatahs are fairly new on the scene, only starting to release music in 2012. Specializing in laid back, fuzzy tones, their self-titled debut shows a band that sounds more self-assured than one might expect. Songs like “Cut The Grass” are engrossing and alluring, the distortion washing over the listener. The greatest asset to Cheatahs is how inviting it all sounds, the accessibility lending itself to experienced shoegaze fans and newcomers alike coming together. Cheatahs are clearly most influenced by the late 80s/early 90s, letting Dinosaur Jr-esque guitar lines sneak into the proceedings from time to time. The entire album comes off as both an emulation and a celebration of that time. Despite traces of their influences popping up at every turn, there is something about Cheatahs that is solely their own. The application of influences, and their ability to mine every last ounce of catchiness in their riffs, makes Cheatahs an enjoyable experience, and also a fantastic introduction into the world of early 90s shoegaze and indie, despite being released two and a half decades too late to take over college radio station airwaves.



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Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 13th 2014



7983 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is a really great album but I didn't have too much to say about it

BigHans
February 13th 2014



26455 Comments


LIne it up, Cheetah

- Fred Durst

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 13th 2014



7983 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol

Comatorium.
February 13th 2014



4106 Comments


this sounds like something i would dig at the moment. cant find it though.


i didnt try very hard.

CaptainDooRight
February 13th 2014



28851 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is pre swee

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
February 13th 2014



1653 Comments


Nice review! This sounds like something I'd probably like. Just two things I noticed:

"Songs like 'Cut The Grass' are engrossing, and alluring, the distortion washing over the listener."

I don't think there needs to be a comma between "engrossing" and "alluring."

"The greatest asset to Cheatahs is how inviting it all sounds, the accessibility lends itself to experienced shoegaze fans and newcomers alike coming together."

There should be either a period or semi-colon after "sounds" since both thoughts are complete sentences. Or change "lends" to "lending" to keep the comma.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 13th 2014



7983 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

damn, you're good. I try to sneak these mistakes by to test you, and you get them EVERY TIME

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
February 13th 2014



1653 Comments


I do what I can ;)

ConorIsNotHere
February 13th 2014



1253 Comments


Their SANS EP was pretty cool so I'll probably check this out. Pretty cool review

Wadlez
February 13th 2014



3906 Comments


The cheetah girls

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 13th 2014



20793 Comments


is putting a period after your name a new fad here or what

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Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 13th 2014



7983 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Curse was already taken

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 13th 2014



20793 Comments


what was wrong with curseworship? :|

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 13th 2014



7983 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Everyone just calls me curse anyway. Idk I like it more

Comatorium.
February 13th 2014



4106 Comments


Ive been here since 09 so idk maybe it is

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
February 13th 2014



15907 Comments


what is it about them that is solely their own ?

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MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
February 13th 2014



4507 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yup yup need to check this. the new nothing album is steamin' too

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 13th 2014



50114 Comments


13 line review lol get on my level scrub

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Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 13th 2014



7983 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'll lower myself to your level eventually Rob

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 13th 2014



50114 Comments


Right on



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