Brilliant Minimalist Rock
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ignore the two-star review. The comparisons to June of 44, in particular, are unwarranted. This is minimalist guitar rock at its best. (Unfortunately the same cannot be said of Seam's disappointing recent release, "The Pace is Glacial.")With this record Seam demonstrate that they are one of a handful of modern rock acts who understand that while the artistic conventions of rock music have been largely exhausted, the genre still has the capacity to move the listener, that overdriven guitar amplifiers, when used with the kind of careful attention evidenced here, are capable of moments of exquisite sonic beauty. Buy this album."
My favorite one thus far
Stargrazer | deep in the heart of Michigan | 06/16/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've been in an intense period of rediscovering 70s, 80s, and 90s bands lately, maybe because pop has devoured punk and birthed a toothless, ineffectual and bland slate of "indie" and "punk" bands that sell clothes, videos, and images quite well -- but either lack musicality or simply ape their influences.
So now that I've typed my screed, this is my favorite Seam album so far. The sound is the biggest, and there are some production surprises (such as horns) thrown into the mix. Even in the midst of the guitar maelstroms that the songs build to, the album has a hushed, intense quality -- like that breaking wave on the album jacket, about to fall on you and wash me away...
...this is a band that was always on my radar screen, but it's good to grab a $5 CD at the used store that is actually enjoyable and full of great songs!
The vocals reminded me of something I couldn't place for a few days, but it just hit me: Dean Wareham from Luna.
(not to say this sounds anything like Luna)"
Eric | USA | 05/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I haven't listened to any of their new stuff, but this CD is marvelous. Every song is awesome and it has something most music out there today doesn't have: originality and talent. These guys know what they're doing."