Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Faces All Look on
Genres: Pop, Rock
Listen to Samples
Stop complaining and just listen
Proud to be a student | Allison Park, PA United States | 04/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love that the only reviews are from others bitching about how his students are his only fans. First of all, Eric Graf is a lyrical genius. The reason that his concert crowds consist of most of his students, is because he is very open about Boxstep and continually keeps them updated on his show dates. So do not start criticizing their band for their age 17-20 crowds. Its all about advertising and marketing. Once they start telling friends, those friends will tell friends,those friends will tell family members and possibly fathers in the business.... its not rocket science here. Come on, don't you people know anything. So before you start giving a bad review just based upon the listening crowd, you should listen to their newest cd, "Back Roads" for amazing voice duets, lyrics, and band jamming. Boxstep is simply amazing, and I am not just trying to get an "A"."
I Find It Funny...
Elliott J Sussman | Pittsburgh, PA United States | 05/05/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I find it funny that half of the reviews for this album are by lead singer's Eric Graf's students from the high school he teaches at. Are his students the only ones who listen to it or go to their shows? It sure seems like it if one were to look at these reviews.Anyway, this album is pretty decent. Although I think a lot of it sounds similar and all the tracks seem to have this formula to them (that being intro-verse-chorus-verse-chorus-long instrumental outro), Mr. Graf's lyrics are quite good on such songs as "I Will Forget," and "UPS Worker." But still, there is something missing from this album. Maybe 1 solid rock track would be nice (look for thier next release which promises to be more rock oriented). I dunno, after hearing this album it kinda' makes me want to kill somebody, not because it's bad, but because I know Boxstep is capable of more."
A very pretty record
Scott Levine | Web Developing | 05/15/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw Boxstep by accident at TT the Bears in Boston. A friend's band was playing there first show and they were good, followed by a very mediocre rock band. Then Boxstep comes on with mounds upon mounds of people and gear with violins and pianos and all. And they calmly begin to play some of the most gorgeous music I had ever heard live. It was one of the best shows I have ever seen. Very nearly a religious experience. There were maybe 10 people in the room. I was practicly drooling when I asked one of the violinists for a cd which I happily gave $10 for and would have paid more. The CD doesn't quite capture the experience of Boxstep live, and I have to take off a star just for the ine "and pardons come from a govener" but those are the only flaws on a brillient, poignent and beautiful CD that everyone should own. This CD sings me to sleep nearly every night, accompany's me on rainy days....Sounds like nothing else. They are not afraid to be pretty or to rock. Great slide guitar playing, great vocal harmonies. Great textures and brilliant songwriting. The closest thing I would say would be the Cowboy Junkies, but thats still nothing like it. Just buy it, support original artists."