(ChasSand) from WASHINGTON, DC
Reviewed on 10/29/2014...
This album sucks. Their first two albums are fantastic, then there was an album that was a bridge between good and shit (but more shit), and then this one just grabbed onto all of their pretentious arena rock aspirations out there and strangled them to death. Listen to the first two albums and not this crap, please.
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Reviewed on 12/16/2008...
You gotta be kiddin me, 2 lame DOGS in a row! Like a bad Deja Vu, this album repeats the mediocrity, no actually it tops the mediocrity of its predecessor (Because Of The Times) because its EVEN MORE overloaded with meandering, mid-tempo, multi-layered glistening sway-songs. WHERE ARE those driving, ass-kickin, meaty, hook-laden Garage-Rockin tunes that flowed so effortlessly on Aha Shake Heartbreak and Youth & Young Manhood??? Ok, so there are a COUPLE growers; but 2 growers? COME ON! this is pitiful. Im only upgrading this effort to 2 stars because these guys write their own music & lyrics. They just gotta give up the "layered sonic tapestry" bull$#!% and get back to the Garage Rock they do best
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