May 10, 2011Layus still sings them like they're gospel verses, channeling enough sincerity and bold self-assurance to make up for the fact that he's the umpteenth person to compare his love to an ocean. This is the band's best album to date. Looks like the third time's the charm, boys.
Alternative PressMay 10, 2011In short, Augustana is every Top 40 radio programmer or licensing supervisor's dream disc. [May 2011, p.92]
Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings
May 26, 2012As in the other review, the first time i listened to this, I said to myself "this is augustana?" They sound completely different, and not in aAs in the other review, the first time i listened to this, I said to myself "this is augustana?" They sound completely different, and not in a good way. The piano is pretty much non existent, and all the songs sound the same. The lyrics sound like they were aimed at teenage girls. Saying augustana sold out would be an understatement. There's no passion with this cd, it's like they made a cd for the record company. The days of Boston, Empty Days, Fire, and Twenty Years are long gone, and they're most likely never coming back.… Full Review »
Aug 30, 2011At first listen I was like "wait, this is augustana?" because their sound has changed since their last album. After having it for a few monthsAt first listen I was like "wait, this is augustana?" because their sound has changed since their last album. After having it for a few months now and listening to it a lot, I can say it is superb. Every song strikes me in a different way. On their previous albums there were only a few select songs that did that for me. "shot in the dark" is my favorite track off this album cause it speaks directly to me. It reminds me of my aspirations and future, as I just graduated High School. The only issue I have is that every song (or most of them) is about love in some way. Not a huge deal I know, but they could vary their song writing a little more. Still my 2nd favorite band!… Full Review »