I feel like the band doesn't get enough credit at all. I think the issue is that since Hayley's voice is what's pushed the most in production, the charm/slight intricacies in the instruments sometimes get lost in the overproduction.
Even if you listen to Careful without vocals, for example, it sounds completely different imo. Nothing groundbreaking, but it's decent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xykten_Yl2E
When you compare that to Misery Business's instrumental (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv2-aZwgI5I
) I don't understand how anyone could POSSIBLY say there's little progression.
And their live intros/outros really display more talent, especially with drumming, than the recordings as well (3:40 to end of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAYfOZY0yPQ
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