Sympathy - Scattered Trees
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  • Summary: The Chicago-based sextet put out a melodic rock album mostly about death.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Sympathy isn't all cartwheels and picnics. But even in the face of death, there is optimism in Eiseland's songwriting that makes you want to listen regardless of mood.
  2. Aug 9, 2011
    70
    However understated the band aesthetic may seem on Sympathy, Scattered Trees nonetheless have a nice group spark on record that only benefits from Eiesland's own specific vision.
  3. 70
    Sympathy is strangely powerful, though the instrumentation is nothing revolutionary and Eiesland's vocals are not overly strong.
  4. Aug 23, 2011
    50
    Although Scattered Trees get emotionally expansive throughout this full-length debut, there's a distinct lack of production (and even playing) here, and that colors the proceedings with an anonymous hue.