Picks and Pans Review: Bedbugs

updated 08/09/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/09/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Odds

Despite the moniker, there is absolutely nothing peculiar about this charmingly straightforward quartet from Vancouver. Each of the 12 cuts is a brief, snappy, pop-rock gem harking back to the angular energy of the late '70s-early '80s new-wave scene. Lean tangy guitar, sweet hooks, witty lyrics that don't strain to be brainy. Fortunately for the Odds, music has no truth-in-labeling law. Otherwise they'd have to call themselves the Delightfully Normals. (Zoo)

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