Modern Music Review
Style: Indie Rock
This is the debut full-length for the Lawrence, Kansas band consisting of Matt Suggs (Butterglory), Rob Pope (The Get Up Kids), and John Anderson, Zach Holland, Dustin Kinsey (Thee Higher Burning Fire).
From time to time it sounds experimental, then indie, passing to indie pop, shortly it's getting around different music styles which are mostly various, rich and dynamic.
There are little similarities with some popular works. "The Admiral" recalls Arcade Fire's David Bowie featured song "Wake Up" , also they had used tempos of Joy Division's well-known
work "Love Will Tear Us Apart" on song named " What's An Ocean For?". "O' William, O' Sarah" is a quite lovable rainy day song but loud sharp noise at the end of song is superfluous effort, it
turns the song a tumultuous vagon.
"One Prayer" which is another song holding stolen chorus melodies alike Rolling Stones' "Angie". They put noisy instruments to cover those stolen ones but it's easy to see them, sure as eggs is eggs. "Forgive The Forgiven" , "I Love Lovely Chinese Gal" are perfect ,clean-cuts , though. Vocal style of "I Love Lovely Chinese Gal" reminds chants. Certainly,"Forgive The Forgiven" is the most original piece of "WWI".
It doesn't recreate the world , it only spins around self axis. It loses its power to the end despite of great opening songs as "Nine Good Fingers" ,"O' William, O' Sarah". They maybe departed while they were recording. My classic words, if you've potential in art, it comes out of its shell at every occasion.
MM picks: Forgive The Forgiven, I Love Lovely Chinese Gal
Listen: The Admiral
You may also like: Arcade Fire, Built to Spill
White Whale Official
Popular Posts of the Week
Rating: 7.7/10 Review: Noisy music, powerful guitars, elaborate lyrics, neon lights, i can count many things that i discovered on Blonde R...
1. Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On 2. Bette Midler - Rose, The 3. Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender 4. Dido - Thank You 5. Extreme - More Th...
Lady ( a nasty one) Gaga reaches her best music album. Like a present, songs are wrapped up in form of art, a kinda delicious one and th...
Bloodsports is the sixth album by London based alt. rock band Suede. I think the album is brilliant, you'll love it if you are a big S...
In the City was the debut album of British Punk band The Jam. It was released in 1977 (see 1977 in music) by Polydor Records and featured ...
One of 2006's most unexpected indie success stories, Beirut (aka New Mexico-born 19-year-old singer/songwriter Zach Condon) combines a ...
Rating:7/10 Modern Music Review Copeland is a melodic indie group, originating in the city of Lakeland, Florida. Originally formed in 20...