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|/preview/94/83/DLF149213_1.mp3||1. Say This Sooner||The Almost||3:12||$1.29||Digital Product:Add To Cart|
|/preview/94/86/DLF149213_2.mp3||2. Drive There Now!||The Almost||3:11||$1.29||Digital Product:Add To Cart|
|/preview/94/87/DLF149213_3.mp3||3. Dirty And Left Out||The Almost||3:42||$1.29||Digital Product:Add To Cart|
|/preview/94/88/DLF149213_4.mp3||4. I Mostly Copy Other People||The Almost||3:22||$1.29||Digital Product:Add To Cart|
|/preview/94/89/DLF149213_5.mp3||5. Southern Weather||The Almost||3:28||$1.29||Digital Product:Add To Cart|
|/preview/94/90/DLF149213_6.mp3||6. Stop It!||The Almost||3:36||$1.29||Digital Product:Add To Cart|
|/preview/94/91/DLF149213_7.mp3||7. Amazing- Because It Is||The Almost||4:24||$1.29||Digital Product:Add To Cart|
|/preview/94/92/DLF149213_8.mp3||8. Everyone Here Smells Like A Rat||The Almost||2:59||$1.29||Digital Product:Add To Cart|
|/preview/94/93/DLF149213_9.mp3||9. Never Say- "I Told You So"||The Almost||2:59||$1.29||Digital Product:Add To Cart|
|/preview/94/84/DLF149213_10.mp3||10. Call Back When I'm Honest||The Almost||3:24||$1.29||Digital Product:Add To Cart|
|/preview/94/85/DLF149213_11.mp3||11. Everything That Makes Me Sick||The Almost||3:31||$1.29||Digital Product:Add To Cart|
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Stylistically, The Almost is much more melodic than Underoath, with nary a scream to be found. Its far from laid-back, though. Catchy hooks, diverse instrumentation, eclectic sonic ingredients and powerful lyrics combine thoughtfully throughout. The opening (and title) track establishes itself with an aggressively strummed acoustic guitar pattern à la Violent Femmes before tearing open into a power-pop gem that would make Foo Fighters proud. Drive There Now keeps the energy up while delving a little more into emo/indie territory before the third track, Dirty and Left Out, ambles in with slow strummed acoustic guitar and electric piano. If there hasnt been an indie rock spin on Alt Country thus far, this is it. Pedal steel, aching harmonies and a wonderful gait make this not only a standout track on the album, but maybe for the year. (The borrowing from Bill and Gloria Gaithers classic Something About That Name is used to perfect effect without a hint of irony or cynicism.)
The bulk of the material keeps the beat fast, the melody dominant and the guitars thick. If Your Favour is Small Im Perfect, Stop It, Everyone Here Smells Like A Rat, Never Say I Told You So and Call Me When Im Honest all drive with intensity and will find great favor with fans of Dead Poetic, the aforementioned Foo Fighters and alternative rock legends Big Star. Everything Makes Me Sick boasts not only one of the hottest vocal performances of the batch, but some of the coolest chord progressions and melodic motifs in modern rock. Slightly Beatlesque pump organ sounds are retro enough to provide color, without sounding too quaint.
Somehow, amidst the huge rock riffs, Gillespie manages to maintain an element of transparency and candor that inspires rather than wallows. Nowhere is this more apparent than the breathtaking Amazing Because It Is, an adaptation of Amazing Grace that ranges from deeply personal confessions via solo vocal and acoustic guitar colored by a string and horn section, all the way to a power rock coda sung by a simple choir and banged home with a driving hard rock beat.
Perfect production, deeply heartfelt and spiritually powerful lyrics and a dynamic modern rock presentation make Southern Weather one of the first must-own sets of 2007.
JOHN J. THOMPSON- CCMMagazine.com
Tonya White Mountain4 Stars Out Of 5April 4, 2008Tonya White Mountain
Great music! I like this cd so much it's still in my car player... Aaron Gillespie shows his versatility by branching out.
KSM4 Stars Out Of 5March 4, 2008KSM
I liked some of the clips I listened to here, so I bought the album. It is not bad, especially for a debut. I will also say I am NOT a fan of Underoath at all. I like the hard rock edge of this album. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is the songs are all a little too similar sounding, needs a little more variation of the sound. I think that will come with more experience.
Chris5 Stars Out Of 5August 25, 2007Chris
More then exceeds expectations. I am a huge fan and have been a huge fan of Underoath since the beginning but sometimes I need a break from the screaming and need some time to calm myself. This CD has accomplished that. The lyrics are inspiring, the instrumentals are solid and the Vocals won't make your ears bleed. Pick it up, it was worth the money!
sar5 Stars Out Of 5August 16, 2007sar
this is the most amazing cd ever!!!!i hadn't heard of them til i saw them in a cb store catalog and i listened to them and i think that they are awesome. . .!!
Noah5 Stars Out Of 5July 30, 2007Noah
My older sister's friend Michael gave me this CD and it is awesome. I really think it is really cool cause it is Underoath's drummer and I like him a lot. GET THIS CD, THERE IS NO REASON NOT TO.