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Bottom Half
Bottom Half
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3.0 out of 5 stars LEFTOVERS..., April 9, 2007
This review is from: Bottom Half (Audio CD)
Let me start by saying that I am an Umphrey's fan. That being said, this review is based entirely on my perceived quality of this album, and not on the quality of the band. This is a B-Sides album, nothing more and nothing less and that is exactly how the boys treated this album. They took what was left from the previous studio sessions and neatly packaged them into a collection of songs, chock full of hyper-production, awkward closures, studio chatter, and a newly arranged recapitulation from the previous album. There is even a second disc full of material that you may listen to once or twice and before tucking it away in the back of the case for the rest of its time in your possession. This isn't to say that the product is completely suspect. There are plenty of treats on this album, especially for those who enjoy hearing the transition from a live setting to the studio. Most notably, the driving instrumental "Great American", the country-laced comforter "Memories of Home", and a tight "Divisions" redux that offers some welcomed nostalgia. Just to name a few. However, please please please do not purchase this if you are new to the band. Start somewhere else, and come to this later if you enjoy the music. The boys made a conscious financial decision with this one, but if you're a fan of the Umph, you definitely will not call if a rip off. Although you may become more thirsty for the next genuine album. KCB
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