|1. The Big Picture|
|2. Method Acting|
|3. False Advertising|
|4. You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will|
|5. Lover I Don't Have to Love|
|6. Bowl of Oranges|
|7. Don't Know When But a Day is Gonna Come|
|8. Nothing Gets Crossed Out|
|9. Make War|
|10. Waste of Paint|
|11. From a Balance Beam|
|12. Laura Laurent|
|13. Let's Not Shit Ourselves (to Love and Be Loved)|
I really love how well in harmony a song like "Bowl of Oranges" is in, and to tell you the truth I would've been happier had their been more songs like that on the album. Another favorite of mine is "False Advertising", a sweeping symphony plays in the background while Conor speaks on behalf of the music industry and I'm guessing Clear Channel in general. And then there is "Lover I don't have to Love", an upbeat fix with a handy chorus and eerie keyboards in the back, while the ending of the song allures my attention to compare Conor with a younger Robert Smith.
But before anyone thinks I am totally praising this album, you're wrong. It is flawed, actually though lyrically it's well executed, the structure of the songs tend to repeat as do the themes. Take for instance the last track which I shall spare myself for even naming--over 10 minutes of excessive whining is uncalled for and I got bored towards the end. Also, Conor seems to teter on a strange level of faith, he speaks of God in "From a Balance Beam" and then doubts God's existence in "Don't Know When But a Day is Gonna Come". Speaking of which I really thought the outlook on the song was artistic in the beginning but as soon as Conor mentions a girl dying of vanity I thought to myself, for once a little bit of a different subject here; his walk in faith but then it turns out to be nothing more than another translucent 'boy-upset-about-girl-song'.Read more ›
By the way, good album. It is different than the others I have heard. Someone else mentioned the other instruments involved. I prefer Conor with his acoustic guitar, but he does pull this off as well. Again, you can feel the emotion in his voice, which is why I love his music so much. Some people can't stand the way his voice sounds, but, honestly, I think sometimes you have to listen beyond the actual sound. If you're listening for feeling and emotion, Conor is your man.