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03:42 PM on 08/22/11
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Definitely going to check this out right now.
04:20 PM on 08/22/11
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The review was good, i'd like to point out that Ben does not do the guitar solo on "race to the bottom though". It was played by the guitar player from their old band Light This City and his name escapes me
04:52 PM on 08/22/11
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My favorite band right now, Drifter really shows how its done in contrast to the Swellers latest..... it was just too slow for its own good...
07:15 PM on 08/22/11
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Pretty surprised by this, generally speaking this Isn't the sort of music I enjoy so I went into the opening track not expecting much, but I'm really loving this album so far. Every second counts and Echo the standout tracks for me going by the first play through.
08:32 PM on 08/22/11
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Hooks. In my opinion, that's all that's standing between this band and greatness. They have great vocalists, guitarwork that's catchy and technical without being overbearing, solid production, lyrics that are relatable but lacking cheese...Everything that should make a band great, except for hooky choruses. They're catchy, but they don't quite drag you in and hold you there begging for more. If that makes sense.

Exactly how I feel. I find the catchiest part of their songs tend to be the endings, like the last minute of "Drifter" or "Don't Talk With Your Mouth Open." Their choruses are lacking, but this is still a solid record.

I really like this record, too, and I hate to admit I didn't even know the second vocalist was a chick - I thought it was just a dude with a fairly high vocal register. She kind of sounds a bit like Jay from the band Sloan with her delivery at times. Nonetheless, this has received quite a few spins on my player lately. Especially love the title track.

Very surprised to see Sloan mentioned in this thread, haha. I hear it a little now that you mention it, but barely.
09:07 PM on 08/22/11
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My favorite band right now, Drifter really shows how its done in contrast to the Swellers latest..... it was just too slow for its own good...
I love the slower style of The Swellers latest, it felt a lot more mature than their debut, and that says a lot since Ups & Downsizing was a pretty mature album.
05:40 AM on 08/23/11
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I love the slower style of The Swellers latest, it felt a lot more mature than their debut, and that says a lot since Ups & Downsizing was a pretty mature album.
I loved Ups & Downsizing but I have to agree with the other guy here, the new Swellers record was a little iffy for me. I didn't mind that it was slower....it just seemed the tiniest bit "off" to me.
07:59 AM on 08/23/11
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Glad to see this reviewed. Loving this record.
09:46 AM on 08/23/11
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Great record! The guitar work is insane!
04:21 PM on 08/25/11
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Great record, this is in my top 5 right now for the year. "Unconditional" is a siiick song. Would definitely love to see them tour with AWS.
04:55 AM on 09/21/11
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I was a little iffy about them at first but then I really got into them
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