Everyone's a Critic

Or at least a handful of musicians and music-industry types are, for a few brief moments

David Wilson, [DARYL]: the pAper chAse, Young Bodies Heal Quickly, You Know (Beatville Records): Reasons: Young Bodies Heal Quickly, You Know is, to me, a lot like a film directed by Alexandro Jodorowsky. In both, you find a lot of familiar references, some similarities to other works. In the pAper chAse album, there are a few parts that are reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails, particularly the last track on the album. Some of the bleeps and machine noises found throughout sound like they could be on a Mocket or Octant album, and there are many parts where the album just flat-out rocks. But overall, just as with a Jodorowsky film, one can't help feeling that there is a lot to this album that most listeners just won't get. Like an inside joke we're not privy to, no one could possibly understand everything as it's presented in the album. What is apparent, though, is the raw emotion of the songs. Capturing a lot of the energy of a live performance (nothing can top seeing this band live), the album flows from one song to the next better than any album I've heard in a long, long time. It's almost impossible to throw on this album and listen to just one song without being drawn into the next, and the next, till the album is over. It's also refreshing to know that we don't have to look any farther than our own back yards to find a release this good. While there's been a lot of hype surrounding the release of this album, not all of it is unjustified. Having said that, there are those who believe it's on a par with a second coming of Christ; I submit that it's just a really good album.

Whose favorite album was Boss Hog’s Whiteout? That’d be the Ridglea Theater’s Melissa Kirkendall.
Whose favorite album was Boss Hog’s Whiteout? That’d be the Ridglea Theater’s Melissa Kirkendall.
Chomsky’s Glen Reynolds thought At the Drive-In’s Relationship of Command was the best “hard rock” album he’d heard in years. We agree.
Chomsky’s Glen Reynolds thought At the Drive-In’s Relationship of Command was the best “hard rock” album he’d heard in years. We agree.

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