Best Of 2001

Best Regional CD: Uptown Sinclair

Uptown Sinclair's debut, an untitled eight-song demo, leans heavily on the pop end of rock's wide spectrum. The band is the second go-round for singer-guitarist Dave Hill and guitarist Tim Parnin, who played together in the Sons of Elvis and recorded briefly for Priority Records. The album is an amalgam of guitar-heavy punk, pop, and alternative rock that the band, which also includes drummer Rob Pfeiffer and bassist Bill Watterson, has been weaned on. The group's high-energy attitude jumps furiously from each cut; indeed, Uptown Sinclair sounds like a group that's hell-bent on proving that rock can be fun again.

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