|All Artists: Seam|
Members Wishing: 0
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Release Date: 3/11/1992
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
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John L Murphy | 03/24/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've been listening to seam since about 1993 and i have to agree that Headsparks is truly an amazing 1st full-length. All of their cd's are great, they have a signature sound that has evolved over the course of their releases, yet still remains ultimately Seam. I had the good fortune of seeing them play live at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, MI in late 1997. The Pig is a nice, small venue where i was able to stand with my friends no more than 4 or 5 feet from the band!! That they were mind-blowing goes without saying. They played new material for them at the time (songs off 'The Pace Is Glacial'-released in 1998) as well as all of my favorites from 'The Problem With Me'. After the show we got to talking to them and we found out that they had no place to stay the night in Ann Arbor, so my girlfriend's roomate offered her place and Seam accepted!! So i got to hang out with the band and drink a few beers and ask them all sorts of interesting things. Hands down one of the best times of my life so far!!"
Steven I. Perry | Newcastle, Australia | 09/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Abfab. Brilliant first CD from Seam. What can i say other than this (and the remainder of the Seam series) is an irreplaceable part of any respectable Collection. The first thing you would grab in a fire. I first heard this album some time ago now, (about 1992 or 1993 - whatever -it's a bit hazy)and ever since i have been waiting to see them live, if they don't come to Australia I'll just have to go there. Hey guys you can even crash at my house so long as you promise to play in my living room (and show me how to re-create that headshatter wall of dreamscreamsound)!"
Early record from a solid trio
John L Murphy | Los Angeles | 09/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This for a very early Seam album sounds solid: characteristically their melodic interplay and the arranging of songs that slowly build over three or four minutes that seem (in a good way) much longer are already present. Some tunes are a bit more aggressive and tense, but with this band, the more reserved songs also share this aggregate of pent-up emotion fighting its way towards psychic and physical release.
Mac McCaughan of Superchunk's on drums here, and Sarah Shannon fills in wonderfully as guest vocalist on "Shame." For only three members on this CD, Seam deliver a full, textured, and rich sound. It sounds like 1992, in a good way, not dated or grungy, but with well-measured peaks and valleys. It's four stars only since "The Pace is Glacial," the band's superb swan song, is so much more of a five-star effort by comparison. All of the band's albums are consistently strong, with nearly no embarassing swerves into trendiness or posing, and fifteen years on, Seam should be proud of their baby steps here that soon stood strong."