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Saosin - Come Close

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Saosin - Come Close
Record Label: Capitol Records
Release Date: March 11, 2008
A live album can go one of two ways. It can be great - produced well, mixed well, just like what makes a good record. It can also go the opposite way. A band can fail to utilize the sound system, and it just sort of sounds like a bad concert. Fortunately, Saosin's Come Close was able to go the better way. The energy coming out of this album tops the feeling that I had listening to their self-titled debut Saosin.

The first track "It's Far Better to Learn" starts out with some fans cheering before the roaring guitar riff kicks off. Cove Reber's vocals come roaring through holding up through the song and the rest of the album as well. "Voices," the first single off of their full length, has an added guitar progression and vocal segment right at the beginning that shows the band doesn't just play through their album with no energy; Saosin actually add new aspects to some great songs. Their second single and most popular song, "You're Not Alone," is beautifully performed and sung to a level higher than on the recorded version.

Saosin have proved themselves in this world. A great full length followed by an impressive live album puts them on the track to even a higher level of success than they have already achieved. Saosin will be around for a long time, so get used to it.

Recommended if You LikeCirca Survive, From First to Last (circa 2008), Envy on the Coast

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This review is a user submitted review from hockeyguitar99. You can see all of hockeyguitar99's submitted reviews here.
 
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09:04 AM on 04/20/08
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i thought vocals were sub par-par but just my opinion. informative review none the less.
Its Far Better To Learn has a ton of energy, fun listen.
03:51 AM on 04/21/08
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i can't help thinking they might have used auto tune on this.
06:43 AM on 04/21/08
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Yeah, the dude simply can't sing live...at all. I'm surprised the vox got such a high rating.
09:49 AM on 04/21/08
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I can't believe they allowed that to get mass produced. Cove's voice was atrocious at times
12:59 PM on 04/21/08
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Saosin have proved themselves in this world.

That was amusing.
03:58 AM on 04/23/08
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dont care much bout a live album .. i want a studio one.
12:58 PM on 05/24/09
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Decent live album. One of the better ones in my collection
11:54 PM on 06/11/09
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since when was you're not alone their most popular? seven years? ello?

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