on January 9, 2007
This one took me four listens. At first this album seemed like a collage of sounds in which they accidentaly found songs. Upon further listening you will notice the song structures and where things are heading a bit better. What you may have a problem getting used to are all of the voices, they carry the songs more than any other instruments. The songs 'City Calls' and 'Shooting Rockets' are the best examples of these. Everybody sings, everybody plays, and it feels like the tightest jam session you have ever heard - yet it has structure and the songs do flow from one to the other. This is best listened to in full as the songs tend to bleed from one to the other. I have listened to material from each of these artists while in their own bands and I find this album showcases their abilities incredibly but it is very different. My advice would be to not judge it right away and not to listen to it as background music and let it reveal itself to you over time and you may discover everything you expected these guys to produce.