Basbenee | USA | 06/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"God do I love this album, for the fun, the poignancy and sheer variety. Pinch Me is fantastic, how it swings and catches you with that hook, and it's crazy lyrics and their unique approach to depression, and yet its such an accurate one. Conventioneers is heartbreaking about being so in love and then how it sours. Sell, Sell, Sell sells itself on a great story of acting and selling out, and Baby Seat just flows. I love Tonight is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel, which is weird because it sounds a bit like carnival music (to me) but he's singing about the car flipping over and the driver dying (all along singing 'you were the last thing on my mind,' love the irony!), and that hidden track Hidden Sun, which bobs along in a melancholy yet hopeful manner. If I'm down in the dumps I put this album on and the songs let me indulge my feelings a bit and pull me out of the black just by feeling that there are souls out there who can put how I feel into song and lyric. I can't judge this exactly from a musical perspective, but it's a balm for the blues."