Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|My Friend Steve|
Hope & Wait
Genres: Pop, Rock
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Nicola | Bristol, UK | 03/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As someone with an almost compulsive need to "categorize" every band she listens to, I spent rather too long trying to liken MFS to someone else -- and came up with nothing! At first, they struck me as Barenaked Ladies trying desperately to be 'serious'. And as terrible as that descriptiuon makes them sound, I feel it's the most truthful. 'Backwards and Sideways', for instance, could be easily mistaken for a Born On A Pirate Ship-era BNL song, but the majority of the tracks are a lot more mellow. This is the perfect background music, with each song being laid-back without being depressing. A definite grower of an album, although unfortunately few of the songs grew on me to the point of finding myself suddenly exclaiming, "god, I love this song!" 'Carflips', however, would be the exception; it is the most beautifully crafted song, and literally left me with tears in my eyes. All in all, buy this CD, but leave an open mind :)Oh, and if you happened to read the review likening My Friend Steve to Matchbox Twenty, I'd advise you disregard it! I am an avid MB20 fan, and while I love this album, I can't think of 2 bands more disimilar!"
The album is great, but the live show is even better
Jason | Orlando, Fl. | 12/31/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There is no band like My Friend Steve. From the gut wrenching "carflips" to the heart tugging "all in all", this cd takes you on a ride through all of your emotions. This is the major label release of one of the best to emerge out of orlando since Seven Mary Three, whom Steve gives great thanks to. If you have a chance to see them live, I highly recommend you taking that chance. The first time I saw Steve perform, he reminded me of Dave Matthews, he played and sang his heart out, there wasnt any jumping around and dancing around. But dont let that mean the show isnt great, to hear the lyrics live and in person, they hit you right in the heart. You feel the music with My Friend Steve, cd and live.To anyone looking for the independent release of My Friend Steve's "Honey Bear", I can help you get it."
Hope and Wait
Liz | Orlando, Florida | 12/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hope and Wait, the second album from Orlando group My Friend Steve, is a CD anyone can listen to the whole way through. Some songs, like Charmed and Day Begun, are upbeat and energetic while others, like Chandaliers, the Schooling, and Carflips show Steve's softer, more sentimental side. The lyrics to almost all of the songs are poetic and easy to sing along with. All in all, Hope and Wait is an album almost anyone can enjoy. I am looking forward to their next album and am still trying to get my hands on a copy of their first!"