- Love both Catholic Girls and Sins, think they're among the bands best work, and love AJ's increased rasp.
- I do like Jason's album climax assessment, and think Transatlanticism, is indeed a perfect example. I'd also throw Clarity in that mix.
- Soupy definitely has the leg up in vocal range, There, There alone proves that. That said, I feel like TDS remains in more constant rotation than TWY for me when their albums are no longer "fresh." However I feel TGG is a significant step up for them, so we'll see if that changes at all.
I think it's their worst album. This band has always had a problem with monotony stretching throughout records, too many songs sounding the same, but on the past two records it hasn't been as prevalent as it is here. I listened to the album fully through about 5 times and I doubt I'll listen to it entirely through again for a long while. It's just boring to me, which was a bummer because it was highly anticipated and "Catholic Girls" is great.
Apparently our fearless leader has listened to all music out there...
I hadn't listened to this band in a while but I remember loving War Paint on release. They are playing close to my house on a saturday in august so I will check them out. Hope they play some new stuff and "In My Room" (never heard it live". I gotta give this band credit they release some solid music. I really wanna hear the whole album. I hope it streams early but I can wait patiently as long as they press the LP better than The Greatest Generation (that vinyl is basically unlistenable despite being an awesome album).