05:18 PM on 12/04/12
I would've scored the production a little higher in this review but understand that the category also encompasses the mixdown. The only two complaints I have about this record are that one, "Stem The Loss" sounds way too much like Bush to me. Good thing Janie totally redeems and ends the album on a great note. The second is that I have NO IDEA what the lyrics "Only a stone from King's Canyon..." mean and Chris sings it over and over again on track 4. For me, it makes it really hard to relate to the song. If you get a chance to do an interview with these guys, please ask the inspiration behind that line and don't let them give you a Jason Vena answer of "the lyrics are what you make of them." Regardless, 10 / 12 solid songs is why I listen all the way through the record at least 3 times a week. Great review, Scott!