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4.0 out of 5 stars
Refreshingly obscure, 27 Feb. 2005
It's unlikely that your after this album unless your familiar with the works of Alice in Chains (Layne Staley) or Pearl Jam (Mike McCready), the two main 'stars' of this side project. However 'Above' is not reminiscent of either of the above bands in terms of sound; rather it has a much more subdued, Jazzy/Bluesy feel to it. Why this album is not more widely acclaimed is beyond me, perhaps because its probably the least commercial album to come from the grunge era. Don't expect a continuous masterpiece as with Pearl Jams 'Ten', although it would be foolish not to own this album. The opening track 'Wake up' is worth the money alone, alongside a handful of other undiscovered works of art. Skip through the distinctively ordinary tracks and be inspired.