The Blender Cats – Just Like This

By Emily Clingman

4 stars

Funkified, bluesy, hip shakin’ ear candy is what these cats are blending up. The album delivers energy right away. Day by Day brings the level down to a slow, sexy chill while encouraging people to take it easy, keep the peace and understand each other. While Lonely is no stranger to the old don’t-let-the-door-kick-you-in-the-ass type of break-up song, this tune drives your heart right away form that girl bringing you down with heavy, yet crisp guitar riffs, reminiscent of Lenny Kravitz, and biting lyrics. The album looses a bit of steam as it goes on, but it’s still fun to listen to. Baby Don’t Know sports a Blues Traveler-style harmonica riff and a cowbell. All together, with the relaxed funk beat, it works. It’s definitely a song that a crowd would dig dancing to on a sunny afternoon. Get Funky, the last song touts how the band gets lifted up and brings you along…get funky…get ready, get loud… It might have been better served as the intro song. They should definitely start their shows with this song. For its debut album, The Blender Cats are power-packed and ready to make you groove.