The list author says: "I am absolutely mind boggled at how much respect is given to people like Elvis Costello, Kurt Cobain, J. Mascis, Radiohead, The Beatles, and so on and so forth. I like listening to Nirvana on occassion, mostly 'cause they were one of the first bands I ever heard, and Radiohead & The Beatles has a few OK songs, but why does a movie get dissed for being "style over substance" yet that's totally OK with music? If you DO want SUBSTANCE rather than style, here's what I recommend. If you have other ones you think belong on this list, feel free to email me."
"BALLADS! An ALBUM-FULL of 'em! Seriously, I'd never heard such a thing until I heard this CD. If you wanna bunch of "slow romantic" ballads, without all the insincerity of a boy-band, this is for you!"
"I'm not sure why I don't enjoy this as much as I used to, but the music here is way softer than the rest of this list and it's not as monotonous or artsy sounding as Mojave 3 or Mazzy Star, 2 bands I've heard this 1 compared to."
"I know sum'a u who previously viewed this list must'a been like "where's CHROMA?" Well, for some weird reason I didn't think I'd like it a whole lot, so I never bought it. I just heard it a couple days ago, and, I gotta say, if you thought The Starting Line's SILYMI was PERFECT, check this out. I won't say anymore, it'll ruin the "awe" effect (or lessen it...)."
"Very nostalgic (I was born in '83 and have a very tough memory), but even w/o that aspect, it's still a very spirited/feel-good album, especially the opener ("Roseanna") and track 2 ("Make Believe")."
"I usually don't listen to this b/c the instrumentation is a little too direct for my tastes and the production is kinda muffled, but this CD gives you a pretty good idea why the band is called The Dangerous Summer..."
"This sorta fits in the "prog" rock genre, with an 80's-synth pop/dance touch, but there's way more emotion in this CD than normally found on prog rock music, and the music deals with very serious ideas and they are treated as such."
"I generally don't like 90's emo, too noisy. The noise here fits w/ emotions expressed in other areas of the album. The vocals, the quieter parts; the noise is actually the guitar acting as a 2nd vocalist, so that the unspeakable pain of the lyricist (or whoever the lyricist is channeling) can be expressed w/o sounding like someone experiencing an epileptic seizure."
"The opening track is nothing special, but if you can get into it, it serves as an introduction to the rest of the CD, which is akin to Owl City's All Things Bright And Beautiful in that it's half uplifting/half melancholi. Although it doesn't have the Christian references that Owl City's music has."
"OLP has been with me since '97 when I ordered CLUMSY from a music club. As time has gone on, so have I and so have OLP. This CD is not OLP of 1997-2002. It's kindof a blend of Crowded House & Nirvana, whereas their older stuff was more Nirvana w/ a touch of The Smiths. Be warned, the opening track is bland as hek, but once you hear the rest of it, you'll grow to appreciate it a little more."