- Audio CD (April 12 2005)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Barsuk
- ASIN: B00005MKEF
- Other Editions: Audio CD | LP Record | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
|1. Go Ahead|
|2. Science Vs. Romance|
|3. Wires And Waves|
|4. Pictures Of Success|
|7. Plane Crash In C|
|8. Variations On A Theme (Science Vs. Romance)|
|9. Small Figures In A Vast Expanse|
|10. Don't Deconstruct|
|12. We'll Never Sleep (God Knows We'll Try)|
|13. Rest Of My Life|
|14. Variations On A Theme (Plane Crash In C)|
|15. Bonus Track 1|
The vocals are amazing, with sort of an innocent sincerity, they're somehow absolutely profound. Coupled with relevant lyrics that either address new issues or put twists on cliche topics (lust, break ups, etc), the album's replay level is oddly high. I've whored it innumerable times and haven't even neared getting sick of it. Song structure also helps in making Rilo Kiley's sound distinguised and unique.
buy it! really!
Having said that, there is no reason why you shouldn't order this album immediately. This is one of the few CDs that has totally impressed me in ages. These guys are already at the top of their game, and seeing them live recently just reinforced my admiration for all they have accomplished. They are truly rock stars in their own right, and it is just a darn shame that they are selling out the Troubadour when they should be selling out the Hollywood Bowl.
How Jenny and Blake remain optimistic enough to produce such beautiful and unaffected music is a testament to their talent and intelligence. Let's hope they receive some encouragement with their next release, because music like this deserves to be celebrated.
It's a beautiful album, wonderful to sleep to. Whether you're in love, as I am, or have just broken up with someone, it will soothe you. Which is rare for a bunch of love songs.