8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A great blend of progressive elements and straight-up pop-rock melodies,
This review is from: Every Kind of Light (Audio CD)
With its special effects intro and faded fuzzy guitars, "It's Great to be Here Again" reminds me of an old James Bond theme. The layered chorus is quite melodic, without being overbearing. The smooth repetitive chorus is what is sure to hook you in on "Conversations". The verses are just as captivating in the own way, with just the right amount of falsetto to emphasize the emotion. A dominant warbling riff sets the pace for "All in a Days Work"; while a catchy chorus helps define the track. This is one of the more up-tempo songs on the disc.
"Second Time Around" keeps the energy flowing with muted riffs and pulsing keyboard tones. The song is a sweet story of rediscovering love with the one you let get away. "Could He Treat You Better" has a jazzy-blues feel to it with its soulful vocals, down beat drumming, and melodic soloing. "I Finally Found a Jungle I Like" is a great mix of piercing keyboards and thick guitar riffs that combine with a vocal arrangement reminiscent of the Beatles.
This was my first introduction to The Posies, and I must say that I was disappointed...that I hadn't discovered them sooner! Every Kind of Light is a great blend of progressive elements and straight-up pop-rock melodies.