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  • Summary: This is the third LP for the Louisville-based emo band known for their strong live shows.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
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  1. Elliot, in 2003, is better than they have ever been, period.
  2. On Song In The Air, they rock harder than ever. [Jun 2003, p.96]
  3. At times on Song in the Air, I'm reminded of what it might sound like if Sigur Ros, Radiohead, and Jimmy Eat World were all merged together.
  4. While their beginning might have had many labeling Elliott as just another emo band, the growth and beauty in their albums continues to show their remarkable resiliency and evolution.
  5. Song in the Air is a far more dynamic and internally cohesive record than any of the band's previous efforts.
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    There are great moments that grasp for--and sometimes reach--the bombastic ground between Radiohead's pop days and Sunny Day Real Estate's proggier side; then there are long stretches that fail to push any buttons at all. [#59, p.90]
  7. As Higden struggles to make his way to the forefront, his bandmates appear greedy, desperately reaching for moments of startling stateliness -- much to the detriment of the songs themselves, which are lost in an atmospheric morass with delusions of (Radiohead) grandeur written all over it.
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