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A perfect follow up to Better Ways�
on 6 June 2002
This Is Where I Stand is one of those rare albums that hooks you right from track 1, and at the end of it's forty-odd minute span, it feels like you've been abandoned by a close friend. For people who own Better Ways To Self Destruct, a number of the tracks will be familiar, as they have been 'evolved' from their original states, and manage to sound so much better - if that's even possible. The tracks all manage to evoke a powerful, makes-the-hairs-on-your-neck-stand feel to them, shifting from gentle acoustic riffs to full-on rawk - often in the same track! Easyworld appear to achieve something once thought impossible, and have produced a clever, well-thought indie album that doesn't sound miserable, and yet manages to stay clear of sounding like a pop/indie sell out - The Invisible Band, anyone?
In all, This Is Where I Stand is a superb album, which manages to be both a perfect introduction to the Easyworld sound, and an excellent follow on for fans of Better Ways To Self Destruct. This has got to be worth five stars all round, I reckon!