Music Connection 3/24/2001

  Producer: Michael-Phillip Wojewoda
Top Cuts: "Secret," "Even Fools"

Summary: Toronto's the Supers offer a debut album that radiates classic power-pop energy -- from Sixties retro to Eighties Squeeze -- and do it in a contemporary way that may connect with listeners beyond the genre's hardcore legion of devotees. While the bass and lead guitar chemistry of Maury LaFoy and Graham Powell is a winning combo, these shiny-happy pupils of power-pop must share the credit with producer Wojewoda, who gives this CD the kind of effervescent audio sheen that characterizes his work with mainstream monsters BareNaked Ladies.

--Mark Nardone

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