4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
fantastic, but no Proximity Effect,
This review is from: High/Low (Audio CD)
This album is brilliant, and although not as good as their follow-up, this shows how they progressed into a more mellow sound. The album opens with the crunching guitar of "Deeper Well", probably the least original song on the album, but a great rock tune. The following track, "The Plan" is great! With its fast, catchy bass-line and heart touching bridge makes its very complex. Popular is the worst song as its a tad boring. "Sleep" is a catchy rock tune with chilling verses. "Stalemate" shows the first really mellow track, and boy do they do it well, with a wicked solo at the end. "Treehouse is another fast rock tune. "Icebox" is a very touching song, although still a great rock song as well, and the same goes for "Psychic Caramel". "Hollywood" is a great song because it switches between fast and loud to mellow and heart warming several times in one minute, but is still easy to listen to. "Zen Brain" is the song the whole album works up to. It will warm your heart and leave you breathless, the lyrics are great with Matthew Caws singing "Throw away your crushes, all your chilhood crutches", and the calming guitar is amazing too. The whole song leaves you thinking about everything you've ever done, and is by far the best on the album. All in all, this is a great album, and despite only being about 30 minutes long, is well worth it.