New Atlantic - The Streets, The Sounds, And The Love
Am I man or the world's biggest softie?
Not often when I place an album into my stereo's tray, press play, lie down on my bed, and absorb the music am I moved by the delicacy that is human emotion. Yes, I am able to comprehend the hurt, the love, the whatever that the high school graduate is trying to convey. It does hit me and I react. New Atlantic emotionally trucked me, though. Giovanni Gianni's voice is the height and epitome of the oral delivery of emotion. The lyrics are simple by nature but the syntax is so poetic and Gianni captures this and his voice is magical.
The Streets, The Sounds, The Perfect Album?
Never before have I encountered a more cohesive album. From the opener, "Cold-Hearted Town" to the closing title track, you are carried across the flow of a gem. No debut has ever seemed so damn well constructed. "Wire and Stone," the lead single, is one of the most powerful songs on the album and my arsenal of metaphors cannot figuratively describe how vibrant"Safer Times" is. There isn't a track that doesn't fit in. Each song is a puzzle piece, with the simplicity of a toddler's puzzle and the complexity as a puzzle of the clear blue sky, and each has its place and each is snug within that place.
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on 2009-04-14 mountaloha Said:
I have to slightly disagree with the level of awesomeness the reviewer put on the table. This album is good, but it doesn't make my ears scream with delight.