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The Convenience of Indecision

10/02/2001 | | | Album Review
We made an error in not reviewing an EP from Sorry About Dresden that we received several months ago. We can hopefully mend the error of our ways by reviewing this, the band's latest album. Perhaps this is for the this album is even stronger and more focused than the band's EP. This Chapel Hill band is led by Matt Oberst. If the last name seems familiar, you may be thinking of Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes fame). The two are brothers. Whereas Conor's band is rather obtuse and peculiar, Matt's music is more pop oriented...although this is by no means easy or simple pop music. This fellow's music is simultaneously reflective and subtle...and yet is still direct enough to make for some natural and easy listening. The guitar work on this album is outstanding and complex...and Oberst's vocals fit his music perfect stylistically. The lyrics are personal and have a nice genuine feel. Overall, this is an excellent album of moody pop. We rarely hear songs this strong. Even though the band has been around for a few years, this is their first full-length album. It was obviously worth the wait. KILLER. (Rating: 5++)


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