|There's a point in all your dreaming, To every time mean has just deserves, And every time I caught you leaving.. I had to dream awake.. And for...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
PlanetMeticulous recording, layered songwriting, and a little bit of "special effects" turns a bunch of good songs into a great album. [#9, p.70]
BlenderMaps... swap[s] the band's trademark dreariness for the U2-style arena-rock sweep that makes their live shows... so exciting. [Mar 2005, p.140]
MagnetOnce a means to subvert pop/rock formula, the band's abruptly shifting dynamics have themselves become formulaic. [#67, p.97]
GerFeb 26, 2005Pure brilliance, a fantastic album!
MarekIMar 29, 2005Just more then great album!
HeinMay 3, 2006Very Good!
JohnPJan 4, 2006The best album I've come across in a long while.
LouisFJun 14, 2005The first 3 tracks reveal a unique melodic identity and a sense of progression and intensity, thanks to the great production and Glen The first 3 tracks reveal a unique melodic identity and a sense of progression and intensity, thanks to the great production and Glen Hansard's presence. But track 4 comes as a pain in the ears with its agressing chords and deliberate minimalism. The other 2 bad tracks are Fake (a cheap arena rocker trying to hide itself under unconventional breaks and shifts) and Underglass (which just doesn't sound right and is awkwardly placed). It's too bad, because these three songs break the flow, Trying and Sideways Down being two excellent pieces placed between very average tracks. Happily, the last 4 tracks are all very interesting experiments or successful appliances of convention. In short, this record with tracks 4, 6 and 7 removed would've made for a beautiful, sincere and fluid listening. Skip the bad ones and it's so much better.… Expand
Jan 4, 2012As an album not bad, but as a follow up to For The Birds very disappointing. It does have some great moments but too many weak ones, somethingAs an album not bad, but as a follow up to For The Birds very disappointing. It does have some great moments but too many weak ones, something that could never have been said of the bands previous 3 albums… Expand
utMay 5, 2005Absolutely horrible album.
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