Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
We Can Breathe Under Alcohol
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
You're entering the no-spin zone.
John | IN | 11/29/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"ok, i'm going to try to be fair. the album isn't really bad. is it worth your money? i wouldn't dish out any clams, but give it a listen. it's fairly well crafted pop music. like belle & sebastian and oh, i don't know, maybe BRIGHT EYES, it's simple song structures. nothing horribly fancy, but definately an improvement from their debut. maybe i think so because i don't particularly care for "fevers and mirrors" which their last album mimicks, and this album is more like more recent bright eyes (because this is their most recent album. i see a pattern), which i do care for. but let's get this out of the way. do we really hate the band, or the people in the band? or do we hate the record company that obviously went out of their way to find a band to market as another bright eyes? maybe the band is telling the truth. they did diss bright eyes and say that they had similar influences (probably a cover up, but don't cancel it out), and we wouldn't know them if it wasn't for that particular record company. also, conor might have ripped off david dondero, but he's done a lot more experimenting also. conor's heroes (dondero, simon joyner, etc.) have consistantly written folk music, while conor has done so much more. his vocals are a definate rip off (he told the audience at a brighte eyes/dondero show i was at a couple weeks ago), but his style isn't especially similar. not saying he's origional (i'm telling you, he's not), but he's best known for his songwriting skills and his sound incorporates much more than just david dondero (bob dylan, daniel johnston, etc.). if you're an oberst fan, check out willy mason if you haven't already (you probably have). he's, in my opinion, a much better musician than conor was at his age."
An Angle is a great band.
Robert Halten | SF, CA | 05/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I recently saw An Angle, and it was close to amazing. They didn't really play too much off this album, and when I asked them later I was told that most of what they had played was on their new ep. They did, however, play my favorite songs from this album. Green Water, A Way With Words, True Love, and Change the World. I have listened to this album almost non-stop since buying it and I don't really see that ending any time soon. It's really funny to me, seeing all the negative things people have posted online about An Angle. It really makes me wonder how many of these people have actually listened to this band. I understand the similarities to Bright Eyes, but come on, it is very obvious that they are different bands. I think people should stop paying so much attention to message boards and form their own opinions on what they like and dislike. This band is great, and I can't wait to see them again."