Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Not as good as their first
Justin Bielawa | 04/03/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I got Ednaswap's first CD (self titled) a long time ago, back in my freshman year of high school. That CD blew me straight out of the water and it was played incesantly for a long while.Recently, I "found" them again and I decided to see what they were up to. Sadly, I found my "underground" band had become another drone in the corporate honeycomb sound. Admittedly, Preven still has the best voice since Bjork and the lyrics are still whip smart but the music it's self, mixed with unnessessary syth and reverbs along with over empahasis on bass, kinda kills what the lyrics *mean*. I'm not blaming their new drummer either, he does a fine job with his instrument(s?) but I miss their old drummer, who knew what the difference between when to be subtle and how to be subtle. SHE was great...I miss her... -_-*Don't get me wrong, they're still better than practically all of mainstream radio...*maybe* not REM, but I digress. The two songs that I really thought were up-to-par with them on this album was "Safety Net" and "Trivial".As for the rest...I'd just suggest tracking down their self-titled first album which was, bar-none, their best."
Sherry A. Martin | Baltimore, MD United States | 02/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this album, listen to it all the time and never get bored with it. It's my first introduction to Ednaswap, a band probably most well-known (unfortunately) for writing the song that put Natalie Imbruglia on the map: "Torn". Most of the reviewers are right: this album is considerably more mainstream, gentler, and "poppier" than their first two albums. But this is NOT pop pablum! The song lyrics are very cleverly written, on a par with Aimee Mann and Elvis Costello I'd say. The music is full of hooks, that grab you instantly. You'll be hooked from the first listen. And I have to say, that I find this their most pleasing album in terms of the beauty of the melodies ("74 Willows" is a standout. One of the best love songs I've EVER heard). But there is harder edged stuff here as well ("Without Within" rocks the most). In short, there's something for everyone here. Anne's got a great voice; she reminds me of one of the Wilson sisters (from Heart). Yet she knows when to go soft and subtle (again, check out the sublime "74 Willows"). Don't miss this album!..."
You must give this CD a chance.
Sherry A. Martin | 02/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was first intoduced to Ednaswap when they opened up for Better Than Ezra in NYC, and I've been a fan since then. Wacko Magneto was a demonstration of how intense their music can be, but Wonderland Park shows off their songwriting skills, versitility, and talent in making great music. It's rare that you can find a band that writes songs that are catchy at the first listen, but keep getting better as you listen to them more. "Supernatural" "747" and "Back on the Sun" are definitely memorable."