- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 1
- ASIN: B000026EQD
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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Top Customer Reviews
This is an important distinction. When you write as a solo artist, you have both the blessing and curse of relying on yourself. If you want to play a song that has a very awkward rhythm, you don't need to worry about the drummer having a hard time with it. But you also can't rely on other musicians to pull you through the song.
It seems fairly clear to me which songs were written with the band - What Do You Do?, Falling In Place, Goodbye to Grace, Hollywood, and The Shallows. These are the heavier songs on the album. I think Homecoming Parade was sort of a half-and-half thing though.
To be honest, this album isn't quite as good as Happy Nowhere was. But it's still a great album.
Stuart is a clever songwriter, and his voice is remarkable. He doesn't cheat on his rhymes, but his writing feels effortless, but that's because of the amount of acting that he injects into his voice. He doesn't sound like he's just singing the words. He's living the story for you. The best example of this is the highlight of the album, Umbrella. The song sounds sort of like an outtake, with the electric part sounding unpolished and unrehearsed. Beyond that electric, the song sounds like something that he played to himself after having a long cry after a sad breakup.
The second real highlight of the album is the opener, The Trouble With Love. Stuart boils the problems with our relationships down, and sounds insightful without being resentful.Read more ›
Oh, and you gotta love the line about "killing that little turd Cupid" in "The Trouble with Love". The first time I heard that I had to rewind and make sure that was really what he said. Anyway...
Check this out if you love good melodic rock. You'll probably dig it, I'm sure.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This disc is great from start to finish. Easy to enjoy right out of the jewel case. Better than the first Dog's Eye View disc. Wish these guys still made music like this.Published on February 20, 2008 by Andy Tep
Happy Nowhere was one of my favorite albums of the 1990's, but after listening to this refined, yet more musically intelligent version of the band, I'm pretty sure I like this one... Read morePublished on May 4, 2003 by Glenn Edward Deuman VII
I loved this CD. Too back DEV is not around anymore. For all those who are following Peter Stuart...He's hoping to have a solo album out in January sometime. Read morePublished on October 9, 2000 by RACEGAL8
I love this. The lyrics actually mean something instead of just being boring teen-band platitudes about, "OH, True Love, How novel! "Published on July 5, 2000 by Raymond