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rating: B
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2. Present Tense  

3. Human Taste Test   

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5. All Senses Interlude   

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    All Ears, All Eyes, All The Time

    Side One Dummy Records
    by Lindsay Empric

    When Piebald released their last album We Are The Only Friends We Have in 2002, their popularity shot through the roof. The band from Andover, Massachusetts was being heralded as the next big thing by critics and their fan base exploded. While Piebald did not become the next big thing, they still felt pressure from the critics and the fans for their follow up album to be just as good, if not better than their last release. With a new drummer and a new label (Side One Dummy) their latest album All Ears, All Eyes, All the Time picks up right where We Are The Only Friends We Have left off.

    After a few listens, this album sounds as if it was recorded during the same session as the last album. Piebald do not take any risks with this album, they simply follow the pattern that was successful for them two years ago. Piebald keep their fun and quirky sound as well as their cute song titles with songs such as "The Benefits of Ice Cream" and "The Song that Launched A Thousand Ships". The band has always, and continues to do a good job of mixing in their catchy, up-tempo songs with the occasional heartfelt ballad. This album also includes three instrumental tracks that blend well among the other songs. Lead singer/songwriter Travis Shettel has never been shy about creating songs that contain lyrics that are full of emotion. One of the standout songs on the album, "The Jealous Guy Blues" tells the listeners "I'm not filled with organs but I'm filled with regret" and that "No good comes from worry".

    I have been a big Piebald fan for a few years now and while I do enjoy this album it kind of feels as if it is simply We Are The Only Friends We Have Part II. I was expecting a bit more creativity from them with this album, which they definitely did not deliver. If you are looking for simple, fun, peppy songs that will put a smile on your face then you will certainly find what you are looking for on All Ears, All Eyes, All the Time.


    Lindsay Empric is a Contributing Writer.

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