On their self-released third album, Rooney mix West Coast catchiness with a sense of unrest. Over music that flits between Weezer and the Eagles, Robert Schwartzman sings about alienation ("Only Friend") and being a jobless schlub ("Don't Look at Me"). His best asset is his gift for breezy melodies, but Eureka's lyrics sag: The softly political "Stars and Stripes" ("There's nobody left to take the blame/We're all gonna have to take it together") sounds like a lite-rock parody of "Waiting on the World to Change."
- California Dreamin'
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