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There's a Fire
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"There's A Fire" has it's moments, and isn't a complete letdown by any means, but has it's share of boring, plodding songs that you've heard a million times over. I'm sorry but I don't really think I've listened to the mind-numbing, cliche and unoriginal "Heart Attack" more than once and am not looking forward to hearing it live (pee break).
But Longwave isn't the only band I really like to have "urinal break" tunes they play live. Ultimately, despite losing two original members that did hurt them some I think, they are a talented bunch.
"Fall On Every Whim," "River Song," and "Neat Plateau," are examples of Longwave's running potential. "Down In Here," "The Flood," and "Tell Me I'm Wrong" are passable CD filler and worthwhile pop songs, the rest are songs I simply never listen to anymore. The short instrumental "Dancing In The Light" is nice as was "Sunday Night Health" on their previous EP, but again simply filler and nothing that stands out.
The title track is a short, uppity pop song that doesn't stray from their roots too much, but is ultimately just another Pop rock song you've heard a million times already.
I am hoping their next CD isn't years away as I've grown tired of this release pretty quickly.
Like Doves and their new disc Some Cities, this is one of a handful of albums not to be missed from the first half of 2005. Both albums are great additions to alternative brit-pop post-punk (that's a mouthful!) and have shown me that this type of music is still thriving on both sides of the pond. There's a Fire is diverse, exciting, and continues to show a band growing into and out of their sound: two signs of musical maturity and excellence.
Oh, and if you haven't seen these guys live than you haven't heard anything yet!
They toured constantly and put out a few records. I saw them play at Irving
Plaza in 2003 and they were amazing. Time has passed and members have changed.
Now they have their first record with the new lineup. Longwave was always on
the scene but never given their proper due in America, even though worldwide
interest was already there. The first songs "There's A Fire" and "Underworld"
don't disappoint. Longwave displays their ability to be emotional in song.
This time they worked with one of their favorite producers, John Leckie. Even the
songs "River" and "The Flood" are amazing and contain everything great
about what is Longwave. They have an ability to be dramatic and subtle. Most of
this album is very mellow. But there are songs like "Tell Me I'm Wrong" and
"We're Not Gonna Crack" with are hard hitting than anything they have done in
the past. The whole album is high quality. "Next Plateau" is reminiscent of
The Beatles. This Longwave at their peak. Their live show should be wonderful.
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There's A Fire is a pretty decent slice of American alternative rock. Though not quite as far reaching as Secrets Are Sinister (which was the follow up) there are some great tunes... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brett D. Richards
strong debut cd, this 2nd album is a real letdown for me. only the single hit me as anything worth remembering.Published on June 8, 2008 by Pat Kolodziej
This song makes me cry over and over and over again.
I love this band....like Mew's Comforting sounds. It's genius!