0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is quite simply a stunning piece of music!
Whether it is the product of a deeply disturbed mind or the creation of a musical genius is open to debate; that is for you to make up your own mind. Listen and go figure!
There can be no question though that Emilie Autumn has created a piece of music that is unique, undefinable and inspirational.
If you are looking for something that is
"left of centre"
"off the wall"
"a little bizarre"
This is the album for you!
"I should be home by now, someone will come for me"
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I will begin this review by stating that Paper Walls is a good album, acomplished musicians and songwriters displaying their obvious talent. It is a step up from Ocean Avenue, but for me it is still (too much) in that same dimension, so much so that it may as well be entitled Ocean Avenue Too!! Lights and Sounds was such a radical leap in songwriting and orchestration that it almost completely redefined Yellowcard's whole sound and direction. To me L&S is a masterpiece of musicianship, PW is a return to safe ground, to a tried and tested formula, a fan pleaser or more significantly a record company pleaser. There are highlights no doubt, the powerful melody of "Shadows and Regrets"… Read more
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is not The Ataris, at least not as we know them. Both lyrically and mucically the writings of Kris Roe and intrinsically John Collura have moved on, almost into a whole new genre. Gone are the love-sick, angst-ridden melodramas of Kris's youth, they have been replaced with more mature emotions, thoughts and feelings, lyrics to savour and melodies to grow into, songs that will evolve with repeated listenings. This CD is a huge step into a different direction, the bell may be tolling for fans who want the End to be Forever, but for The Ataris to grow and mature it will prove to be an essential step towards a better future!