Review: The Tea Party – The Ocean At The End (Universal Music Canada)

The Tea PartyTime heals all wounds. In the case of beloved Canadian rock trio The Tea Party, they had some mighty big wounds to heal after an especially nasty split in 2005. Whatever forces brought them back together, the group shows they remain a force to be reckoned with in the world of Canadian rock. Despite album opener “The L.o.C.” borrowing rather liberally from Led Zeppelin’s “Achilles Last Stand,” The Ocean At The End sees The Tea Party has essentially brought their sound back to the basics of guitar, bass and drums, delivering a rock and roll record through and through. Although The Tea Party continues to strike me as being a tad too derivative, longtime fans of the band should have no qualm with where The Tea Party is at these days.