Arguably not LTJ's best album, but my favourite out the lot!,
This review is from: Borders & Boundaries (Audio CD)
LTJ are one of my all time favourite bands, and have been a joy to listen to over the past years. After listening to all their records from Pezcore to the new GNVFLA, the progression is interesting to note.
They started out extremely raw and spontaneous, and have gradually become more and more accessible (to the point of the sickly sweet sound production of 'In With The Out Crowd' BLEUGH).
I consider this album to be not only the middle ground in terms of time, but also in their sound. It's the perfect balance of their distinctive sound and familiar song topics, without being either too polished, or too raw (though, I do like my music raw ;)
The entire album feels like one big story of events in LTJ's lives, which is how it should be, and their aren't really any duff tracks on here either. Even the ones that you probably don't like as much you will still listen to because they work so well in the album. Okay, there are days when I can sit and yap my head off about how fantastic 'Hello Rockview', 'Losing Streak' or 'Anthem' are.. but in my heart of hearts, this album will stay my favourite.
LTJ at their finest.