- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Db
- ASIN: B00005V44X
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 626,552 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
It's hard to pin down, sure they are obvious influenced, 'Oasis', 'Boo Radleys', and even the Flaming Lips' and the wonderfull 'Granddaddy' sping to mind on tracks like 'Silent to the dark' & 'Why do you try so hard to hate me'.
This ablum simply is fantastic, if you like the simple melodic guitar driven songs of 'Ash' with the madness & complexity of 60's Pink Floyd then this album is for you.
I know, It's a crazy mishhash, and you will love it for that very reason, if the brother's White can produce this quality age 17 & 19, its scary to think what their next album is going to sound like.
UNPREDICTABLE, BEAUTIFULLY MELODIC... JUST SIMPLY
From the beginning the hits flow freely with no weak tracks. The astonishing 9 minute epic that is "silent to dark" and the catchy "theres a silence" are just superb and if justice is fair this band would be as big as the beatles or oasis. They cope with the rocky poppy melodies superbly well and it never gets out of control.
It plays with your emotions and makes you want to dance round and round and round the room until the breathtaking finale finishes and then theres only one thing to do. Put it back on again. Its too good to miss.
As good as any hot newcomer this year (if not better). Triple A. BUY IT.
It is an album that leaves you feeling happy, better than the Stereophonics - Just Enough Education To Perform as they don't try to be clever, it just comes naturally.
Each song is different, so there is none of the 'sameyness' that some bands seem to stick to on debut albums.
I can guarantee you have heard at least 3 of the songs, maybe without even knowing it, like me!
In closing the album is very strong, very upbeat, very influenced, very listenable and very diverse.
Trust me, you will like some of it, and most probably, all of it.
If you need a bit more convincing, here it comes. The songs are full of influences - Red Balloon for Me sounds like Oasis, there are moments of Bluetones-y (and even Supertramp style) optimism, driving guitars reminscent of early Garbage, and Radiohead-like roboticism and occasionaly melancholy. Yet it doesn't seek to copy, and makes its own sound - pacy and tight.
Every song is slightly different, and yet the album works well as a unit and provides a versatile 55 minutes of sound equally suitable for playing at a party or for turning up loud and shutting out the world.
The amazing thing about this album is that it is created by two teenage boys. It's surprisingly mature for a debut, and this band can only rise in esteem.
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