Good, but not the best Letters To Cleo
Emily | London United Kingdom | 07/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really like Letters To Cleo, but this was not my favourite album.
The best songs are I See, Here and Now, Come Around and Step Back.
I wanted to like it but the songs i haven't mentioned are a little dull and not as memorable as the above.
I've only had a week to get into it and i find myself skipping songs.
By this if you really like Letters To Cleo, but if you are trying them out, i suggest 'Wholesale Meats' if you want a bit of rock or 'Go' if you prefere something that sounds a little more pop/rock similar to the songs in the teen movie '10 Things I Hate About You'."
My vote for the most underestimated rock band
raveballs | near los angeles, california | 11/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Letters to Cleo-Aurora Gory Alice (1994) Another Boston-based band, but this one goes a bit deeper than the last. At first listen, it sounds like a rehashed Cheap Trick album. The single for "Here & Now" appearing on the "Melrose Place" soundtrack didn't help much either. But Kaye Hanley's lyrics are much more honest and darker than your ordinary pop songs. Written after a big breakup, the songwriter pulls you into her world of agonizing emotional pain and regret, chronic depression and inner turmoil. The song lyrics in this album come the closest to what I know of love, the sheer intensity of feelings and chaos of betrayal. Kaye chants, "Can't tear yourself away, can you?" like a mantra for the codependent. But "Wasted" is the most gut-wretching of them all: "The saddest sound I ever heard/The quiet that takes the place of the silence that takes the place of your voice.../I'll just come apart or something/No one could be more empty than I am/and I would take it all back if I could/But I can't." Wow. And let's not forget the great musicians, either. This album has many great basslines and subtle guitar-work. After two more great cds under their belts, this is definitely my vote for the most underestimated rock band.