Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Not Perfect but Liking This CD is Not Impossible
mwreview | Northern California, USA | 08/28/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"An intriguing album by a band with a very intriguing name. I'm not sure if their name is a play on the religious group, but their name was the main reason I picked up this disc nearly ten years ago. The first track hooked me right away. They have a folksy sound with lots of violin and the occasional harmonica. Other tracks are just as good like "Perfect Impossible", the beautiful "Upon the Riverside" and, with a spooky violin sound, "Home." The songs I like the best are the ones with Linda Roy as lead vocalist. The tracks with Kevin Roy on lead vocals are the worst of the lot. These include "Cop Car," ("across the sea, sirens go rooooo"??) "Best Game in Town," and "Quit." One of the reasons these songs are so weak are that his voice is very flat. He really can't sing. The only track where he stands out a little is on "The Ghost of Franz Ferdinand" ("Oh my God, am I the enemy!"). As a history student, I found this track very interesting. An artist's interpretation of the assassination of the archduke of the Austro-Hungarian empire (which proved to be the final straw that caused the European nations to fall into the First World War) is on the back cover of the CD. The title track at the end is a peppy, feel-good song that ends the album nicely. I have two other CDs by this band and this one is definitely the best. This band had the potential of being much better if they had a better male vocalist and if they kept writing music more along the lines of "Ghost..." and less junk like "Cop Car.""