The second song features some horn sound, which I'm not into. It has Chili Pepper like vocals. It is pretty good, but not as good as the first one, although it is catchy in it's own right. This band is good at their instruments, and this record features good production. The song-writing isn't amazing or groundbreaking, but it's good. It has good rhythm and percussion. It is a good song (but I don't like the horns).
It is a good song (but I don't like the horns). The third song features more horns, which I still don't like. The production of the vocals makes them pretty low, with the horns being louder, but the style is original and interesting. This song is interesting and more original then the last. The guitar, bass and drums are good, but the horns really piss me off.
The record has good stream of consciousness vocals. It shows good, catchy, original, song-writing skills, and features a band very tight. But the record lacks a kick your ass power and togetherness. I would still like to see this band live, and would like to track their progression and growth and hear another release.
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