Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Everyday I Said a Prayer for Kathy & Made a One
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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A "Prayer" Unanswered
Horoku | Geneva, OH USA | 02/12/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
""Per Second, Every Second", was like a diamond in the rough. "Every Day I Said a Prayer..." is more like a rock in your shoe. I thought from the clips that I heard, that this album would have the same refreshingly different, "uptempo slowjam" kind of feel that started with "I Met a Girl" and was well maintained through "Don't I Hold You". I was wrong. By the time I reached the end of "Courting Ed Templeton" I had come to the grave realization that I wasn't going to get my money back.
Listening to this album after "Per Second" though, I couldn't help feeling condescended, as if someone felt that the subtle nuances in the profound yet simple lyrics of "Per Second", and the casually evolving melodies that encapsulated the vocals were too much for me, so I needed to be brought down to a droning synthesizer and and a few mumbled sentences. True, the previous album's lyrics were not verbose, but their simplicity could be described as "elegant". This album seems just plain lazy, with words being overused ad nauseam. And while the former album's scores were not complicated, yet still creative, this album offers listeners little more than a handful of cadences wrapped in newspaper, no card. Maybe the album is called "Every Day I Said a Prayer..." because it sounds like it was made in a monastery, with lyrics repetive enough to rival any prayer book, and melodies redundant enough to move one to prefer silence."
Wheaty Hotel Foxtrot?
Dan L. Manes | United States; Cleveland , Ohio | 03/14/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For fans of the album prior to this (Per Second) you'll find Wheat has gone BACK to a less structured song format on this album, which once again proves to be beneficial. This album has a stylistic approach similiar to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot of Wilco fame but isn't quite up to the par of that album. This less structured approach however always seems to serve Wheat very well as it lends itself to the bands talents of taking a sound and making it serve a song well.
Wheat fans who felt burned by Per Second, come on back. Per Second fans, take heed this isn't the same kind of Wheat.To me, i always enjoy well thought out music which is done in a different manner as this album is."
Mark Salpeter | 07/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best thing they've recorded since they made "test tones" for The Lips."