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Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
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Adam K. from BROOKINGS, SD
Reviewed on 2/19/2007...
One of my favorite records of all time! Everyone Moves Away is an incredibly moving song, and Flood of Sunshine is a great album closer. It's a shame this band didn't get more attention in the 90's heyday...
My favorite album of all time
Third World Symphony | 01/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a Posies fan for years now, introduced to them, like many others were, by their album Frosting On The Beater and the semi-hit "Dream All Day." With the advent of internet shopping I could now find their other albums and I started buying them all. This album stopped me in my tracks, and years later I have yet to recover.
This is wonderful and timeless pop music. Sure, they wear their influences on their sleeves. So what? With songwriting this strong I don't see how anyone could complain. The vocal harmonies are top notch, blending so seemlessly into one voice. Jon Auer's lead guitar work is sublime, and in the case of songs like "Flood Of Sunshine," a profoundly spiritual experience. The depth of metaphor that fills songs like "You Avoid Parties" and "Everyone Moves Away" is beautiful on so many levels. And who can't relate to songs like "Help Yourself," "Apology," and "Any Other Way"?
A lot of people say that this album is over-produced, but I just don't hear that. Sure, the production is thick and there's plenty of reverb, but I've always believed that big songs deserve a big production. These songs perfectly walk the line between orchestrated pop and explosive arena rock, and the detailed and intricate production suits them perfectly in my opinion. Later albums seem rather under-produced in comparison, subscribing to the grunge school of rock that shunned big budget recordings.
There really isn't anything about this album that I don't like. From start to finish it transports you to another place in a way that no other album I own has been able to do. I don't listen to it as much as I once did, but every time I crack it out I find myself blown away all over again. Every chill that pulses down my spine makes me think that this is the most perfect power pop album ever recorded."
Wall of sound, Hollies anyone?
James Upham | Oshkosh B'Gosh | 08/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Incredible sophmore effort...Singing and arranging was breath taking. For those who thought melody was dead and longed for another "Lets Active" release, this filled the bill. Any songwriter would love to have voices like these to sing their songs.
"APOLOGY","ANY OTHER WAY" and "You Avoid Parties" are the stand out tracks to get lost in. "Golden Blunders" and "Suddenly Mary" are fun in their own right. Again one of the few cds that you can play all the way through."