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Far better than any music around today
on 16 October 2003
Far are just plain inspirational. Part of the same Sacremento scene as Deftones, these old touring buddies share some similarities in riff style, but that's more or less where the similarity ends. Extremely melodic, with heavy riffs and singer Jonah's impeccable voice, this album and their first - "Tin Cans With Strings To you" are definite must-have albums. Both classics. Forget Nu-metal and pop-punk, this is some real music with shed-loads of emotion, that you can really get your teeth into. One of the highlights has to be opener, "Bury White".
You may have heard some of the former members' music in the bands they've been in since. Jonah, the singer; had an acoustic, lo-fi outing under the monicker "One line drawing" (who did a mini-album with rival schools[ex-quicksand]), and more latterly his band New End Original. Although still an immaculate song writer, Jonah's latest band's have never had that extra special something, which was found in Far. The Revolution Smile is a new-ish band, featuring the Far guitarist, although I haven't heard them yet - I just got the album today.
BUY BOTH OF THE RE-ISSUED FAR ALBUMS - YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!