- Artist: Ari Shine
- Format: CD
- Release Date:1/3/2006
First song on his EP is about selling out to music and movie moguls in Los Angeles, but it's riffs and/or hooks can be traced back to the Raspberries and Mott the Hoople. -Village Voice ?? On Age/Occupation (Meticulous), Ari Shine plays sunny songs spiked with punk (the Elvis Costello wing of it) and power pop. -Time Out NYC ? 'Age/Occupation' is a big hooky event with pulsing guitars, armies of vocal harmonies and pumping rhythms. It's filled with gonzo driving guitars that knife up the hook levels to maximum and just does not stop, with the end of the mini-CD leaving you excited for a bright future for Ari Shine. -Not Lame ?? ...a warm and friendly radio mix, but the guitars still crunch and howl. -Rhapsody ?? Simply put: he's added an integral chapter to the book of modern pop rock. Listen with a fine-tuned ear, and you'll agree. Rating: 10/10 -Mammoth Press Ari Shine manages to create a thoroughly modern rock sound with driving melodies. This is a very promising debut. -Whitsbrain The pefect combination of pop and rock. A little taste of LA in one nice 6 song package. Highly recommended. -Bruise Magazine This is pop music at it's most savvy: a stunning blend of humor, wit and catharsis that I smesmerizing upon first listen and begins to feel like an old friend after a few more. -John Getze EQ Magazine Shine's solo EP Age/Occupation is beautiful. Furthermore, the EP has achieved an unprecedented level of critical acclaim for a debut. -AZ Star Ep of the day Now here's an impressive debut.?-Absolute Powerpop.
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