Cartel - Chroma
Back in 2005, Cartel, led by Will Pugh released an album called Chroma. The first few seconds of the album are the sounds of an old scratchy vinyl record, not the most original thing in the world, but it’s not overdone. The first song, Say Anything (Else), is the obvious hit of the album which shows off Pugh’s vocals right away. That track, along with Honestly and Runaway were the singles on the album, they were played out as soon as the band gained fame, so personally, the other tracks are much better. Among the best, is Save Us. The piano used in that track is amazing along with the lyrics used. Another ballad of this new classic is The Minstrel's Prayer. It's breathtaking beats and lyrics make a great addition to this album. All in all, each song has a certain theme, which is then used in the final 9 minute song called A. You can listen to that one track and it sums up the whole album. This album is by far, one of the most beautifully done work I’ve ever seen.
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on 2007-08-07 candykaos Said:
A decent debut by a decent band. I bought this album the night it came out in September of '05 because I was at a show they were opening up for and their sound was quite enticing live. Sadly, their sound on the album is rather different and leans towards a very poppish, nasal sound. The album is worth its money when you just feel like driving down the highway and rocking out to some power pop, but it dissapoints compared to how good the band is live (I'd pick concert tickets to see them live over the CD).
on 2007-07-09 hstisgod Said:
bout time you got around to this... getting better with the quickness