10:28 AM on 09/02/08
I disagree on a few points. One, Matt's vocals are good whether singing to acoustic music or to that "crunching power chord sound." Secondly, I think there are only a few song on Seattle that go beyond The Classic Crime norm..."The Test" and "When the Time Comes." All the other songs have multiple elements from other songs on their LPs. For example, "Blindfolded" has the same bouncy sound as "The Coldest Heart" from Albatross, and "Wake Up (Shipwreck)" is just another beautiful ballad similar to "Salt in the Snow" from The Silver Cord. So really, what they are doing on the Seattle isn't a total change in style. Is it acoustic? Yes. But it's still The Classic Crime. I myself prefer their full electric sound, but I do enjoy this EP. Good review though.