|1. The Good That Won't Come Out|
|2. Paint's Peeling|
|3. The Execution of All Things|
|4. So Long|
|5. Capturing Moods|
|6. A Better Son/Daughter|
|7. Hail to Whatever You Found in the Sunlight|
|8. My Slumbering Heart|
|9. Three Hopeful Thoughts|
|10. With Arms Outstretched|
|11. Spectacular Views|
I'm not familiar enough with the album yet to write a detailed review... but I can say that I like every single little detail about it. From the epic songwriting to the creative musicianship to the lovely tone of Jenny's voice... this album has it all. Definitely pick this up if you're looking to be pleasantly surprised by something refreshingly unique, yet at the same time obviously inspired by some of the greatest bands of our time.
I can only pick out two downsides to the entire album. First, the cover is atrociously ugly -- yeah, go ahead artsy people, call me a Philistine with no appreciation for drab blue-and-brown sketches of homely people, but you gotta admit it's ugly, and does a disservice to the sound it makes no attempt to represent. Second, and this is strictly a personal preference, but I cannot listen to cowriter Blake Sennett sing -- unless I'm in dire need of a nap. I think a general rule most male vocalists should follow is to try to sound less feminine than your female partner. But that's just me. And other than his two tracks, the album is worth repeated listening. I won't be trying to unload it at Rhino Records anytime soon.
I cannot really determine what it is that I like so much about this. I am also at a loss when trying to think of bands/styles to compare them to. There is quite a bit of musical variety here. subtlety, beauty, bursts of controlled passion tinged with anger, vocals that soar, gorgeous melodies, irish marches, drake-esque moods, the beatles.....wow, I really love this disc.
They're pretty hot live too :D