9/10/2001 | Media reader | www.mediareader.org/ | Album Review
This record shows Son, Ambulance improving %100 above his last release - the split with Bright Eyes. The music features more complex chord progressions and the vocals are more stimulating but also much more influenced by Connor Oberst. With the popularity of Bright Eyes, I feared that it wouldn't be long until every kid with an acoustic guitar and feelings would be trying to harsh out public versions of their life. lacking the inherent insightfulness and uniqueness of the original. Well Son, Ambulance haven't done quite that, sounding more like a quirky "piano man" or Jason Faulkner than an acoustic singer/songwriter, but they do take cues from fellow label mates. I'm impressed by this release.