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Almost, but not quite.
on December 18, 2009
When I purchased this, I had only heard a few of The Almost's best tracks from their first album and enjoyed them immensely. I'm definitely a fan of Underoath as well. But, to say it simply, I wasn't very impressed with this album as a whole. After the first three of four tracks, I was wondering if I had completely wasted my money. But then it started getting much better. Two tracks, "Hand Grenade" and "Monster," are excellent.
As a whole, they sound good as a band. Surprisingly, Aaron's vocals weren't as strong as I've heard on previous recordings. The drums rock, and the arrangements of some songs are really creative. For me, though, there are just too many sub-par songs that sound like a not-as-good version of Paramore.
I will listen again. Maybe they'll start to grow on me.