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Good band & songs ruined by "emo" vocalist and producer
on December 21, 2006
I was ready to embrace this CD until the singer chimed in. In fact, the songs are so good that I listened to each one in hopes that I could get past "that voice". Yes, you know the one. Whether there is only one over-enunciating, over-modulating, whiney-sounding and mixed-too-loudly singer in all of emo or not (as is the speculation), this guy's voice intrudes here to ruin what could have been a great record. It's the sound, as in all of emo, of a singer trying way, way too hard to be heard and an emo producer enabling him, resulting in the listener tuning it all out. What a shame, as a singer and producer with a true feel for the Elvis Costello/Jags/Yachts sound could have made a real gem with this one.