|4. Goodnight Saigon|
|5. She's Right On Time|
|6. A Room Of Our Own|
|8. Scandinavian Skies|
|9. Where's The Orchestra?|
I'm actually no fan of the Beatles, though I like their early works [63-64]. But I also like Scandanavian skies. Actually, there's a line in it "The tour of Germany was bleeding into our eyes" and I cringe when I hear it, I find it unpleasant but aside from that the song is so weird and out there that it really works. Where's the orchestra is a pretty little ballad that I quite like. The first four tracks I didn't find to be that much fun, but "Goodnight Saigon" is a beautiful anthem, and Allentown is good enough to be great.
The thing that I like most about this album, is its Beatlesque sound (on a lot of the songs at least). Songs that sound heavily influenced by the Fab Four are "Laura" (Beatlesque harmonies), "Surprises", and "Scandinavian Skies" - both sound like they could have been written and sung by John Lennon - the second of these two reminds this listener of "I Am The Walrus" with its instrumentation which leans heavily on the cello. These are all excellent songs.
Other favorites (and not necessarily Beatlesque in nature) are "Allentown" which is extremely catchy and puts into song the plight of rust-belt workers. "Pressure", which was the other big hit from this album conveys a frenzied urgency extremely well - as one would expect from the song title. "She's Just In Time" is a really nice upbeat song and "A Room Of Our Own" catchily exclaims the need for some separation in a relationship...this song has a great groove to it and, to put the icing on the cake, has an awesome electric piano solo...Read more ›