BTW, Chan, you should at least give is a scan through. It won't physically hurt you hopefully not, anyway and it's more laughably bad then it is offensive. Album Rating: 2. To be honest, the band's performance itself isn't abysmal, and if it were just that, I could see this being a 2. The main problem is that all of the stuff they added to make the songs sound epic hinder the album almost beyond repair. For me You Better Pray - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - Lonely Road (CD least, there wasn't a single song that was enjoyable in any facet, the best songs are simply average and cliched, and the overblown production is simply ridiculous.
By itself this isn't too bad, but when you consider the intangibles and the "musical ambient" we are in now then this album is practically worthless. Edit: I'm listening to it again, and it isn't as good as I thought at first, I also realized that I included Face Down as a song of this album in my consideration. Given how I liked You Better Pray - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - Lonely Road (CD song it helped bump the album up, but now that I know it isn't from here the album lost a pretty good song.
Lowering this to a 2. I sold my copy of their debut long ago, and I have no intention of even trying the single off of this one. I like their debut. Not a huge amount, but it's a 3 - 3. I have heard the lead single off this and was quite underwhelmed. It definitely was no 'Face Down' that's for sure. I'd be a little worried if it is indeed the best song on this album. Review Summary: Sadly, this album's generic title is the best thing it has going for it.
Rank: 0 for As a fan of music in general, I can say firmly that my biggest problem in terms of enjoying music is my patience. But beyond drumming, there's something very Stavesacre-ish about this track, even in the way O'Leary sings the words "swan dive" in the first chorus. Still, the influence on ORM if any is subtle, with the tone and delivery more in line with later bands like Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
On "Taconic," Renart breaks out his inner funk drummer with some great syncopated kick drum patterns that mesh well with the mellow guitars and vocals. Unlike most of the tracks on Swan Diveit's not as fleshed out and the simple chorus gets a bit repetitive by the end.
The moody guitars that bookend "Carousel Blues," along with O'Leary's Chris Carrabba-worthy high notes and beautiful falsetto, will make you emo kids feel like you're back inthough I'm sure some of us would rather not have the acne. The album closes with the folksy, lo-fi "," where O'Leary gets to show off his coffeehouse chops. It's a fitting end for the album and doesn't feel random like those infamous hidden tracks of the 90s, You Better Pray - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - Lonely Road (CD.
All-in-all, Swan Dive is a very solid album. It's nostalgic in a good way because Off Road Minivan carves their own path even as they reference a specific subgenre of alt rock.
These guys are clearly passionate about what they do, and that passion shines through with every note. JFH Staff Review. Nostalgia is a powerful thing. It can often convince us that the past we recall was far better than it actually was.
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