Amie M. from CORAL SPRINGS, FL Reviewed on 6/3/2010...
Not as good as his others, but still rocks
Clever hidden tracks in the begining
awesome | the middle of a concrete wasteland | 07/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dusk and summer! This album is amazing. Chris really expands on here and makes his work sound more mature and full, with the band and use of different instruments, etc. I'm not saying his acoustic work isn't good; The Brilliant Dance, Screaming Infedelities, So Impossible and A Plain Morning are some of my favorite songs ever, but this new side of DC is equally as good in my opinion. The beginings of this album are really good songs but not exactly songs to start you off through the album. I dont know if anyone else found this out, but if you rewind back from the beginning of Don't Wait, there are two secret songs. One I don't know the name of, and Vindicated. I would have never have found this out but my cd player plays it from the straight begining.
Untitled track 5/5: This song really gets the mood going. It sounds as if it was supposed to be on The Places You Have come to Fear the Most, but it is alot more upbeat and the drums and piano and guitar is really driving.
Vindicated 4/5: This was never really my favorite song. Probably because it was played so much on the radio in the past couple years. But nevertheless it is a good song.
Don't Wait 4/5: This is a far stretch from traditional DC, as this whole album mostly is. Chris really belts out the lyrics in this song. The first single off the album.
Reason To Believe 5/5: The first dark sound dashboard song i have ever heard. (By the way i have never listen to the album prior to this, so i dont know if im right) The guitars are driving and Chris is belting once again.
Secret's in the Telling 5/5: No doubt this is the next single. This song to me is somewhat reminiscent to Vindicated.
Stolen 5/5: One of my favorite songs on the CD. This is more of a slower song and the lyrics and melodies really great. The lyrics and music go really good together.
Rooftops and Invitations 5/5: One of the more upbeat happy sounding songs. Really good mood here.
So long, so long 6/5: THE BEST song on this album. I promise you. This song is a straight up ballad. When I first heard that Chris would be doing a duet with the singer from Counting Crows, I was skaptic because i was never a big Counting Crows fan. But his voice and Chris's together is breathtaking. This song is so amazing and the lyrics are awesome. By far one of the best of Chris's masterpieces.
Currents 4/5: A chilled out song. Not really DC sounding but it really is good.
Slow Decay 3/5: This song is okay. I don't tend to like the dark mood this whole song has. This is almost hard rock sounding. The lyrics do have alot of meaning in them though.
Dusk and Summer 5/5: The other acoustic song on the album. I really like this song it reminds me of summer (obvously). Chris hits the highest notes i think i have ever heard him hit at the end of this songs.
Heaven Here 4/5: This is more ambient sounding. Its good but it use of different instruments makes it different.
All in all i like this cd a whole lot. I got it when i was at the beach so i was all corny and listened to it on the beach. But it really is a summer cd and is awesome.
Amazing new sound from DC
"Little" A | New Castle, DE | 06/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a DC fan from way back. I've read some of the other reviews and I know that some are upset about the change in their sound. They're harder and more edgy than what they used to be. I am absolutely blown away by it! I love it! This will be in my CD player for a long time. For once, their sound isn't the heart wrenching break up music that we've come to love. DC has a more positive sound than they've ever had before and makes for some amazing bounce up and down, and rock out songs. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do."
Emily Davis | Jackson, NJ | 06/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like most other DC fans I have been waiting for this CD to come out since I heard about it's being recorded. This CD was semi-disappointing at first however as I got further on in the CD I got to really enjoy it. It takes a close listener to actually enjoy it. Listen to the lyrics and take it in. Track 9, Dusk and Summer actually brought tears to my eyes, maybe it sounds corny bu it was amazing. I would recommend this to just about anyone. My only suggestion to Carraba himself would be to revert back moreso to accoustic rather than electric/band sounding stuff. His old astuff was wonderful bu his new stuff has anew flavor to it which keeps it new and keeps fans from ebcomign bored. I'm in love."