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Classic Album Review: See Spot Run | Weightless

The Canadian journeymen have all the skills — but no spark of divine inspiration.

This came out in 1999 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


There’s no denying that these journeymen rockers have their finger on the pulse of the pop nation — most of the dozen tracks on their second CD are so finely crafted and laden with razor-sharp, radio-ready hooks, you’d swear you’ve heard them before.

Thing is, that actually ends up working against this Canuck foursome. Competent craftsmen all, they can easily whip off the big-rock anthem. Or create a perfectly chilly, electronica-tinged excursion. Ditto for their way with grungy power-pop. Or bouncy Britpop. But sometimes, Weightless feels like they’re recreating somebody else’s songs instead of creating their own. What’s missing here is that spark of divine inspiration that separates good songwriters from the great ones.