Broadway Calls - Broadway Calls Released July 10th, 2007
State of Mind Recordings
Hard-edged pop-punk in the vein of Aspen It Is. Throwing fourteen songs, some much better than others, onto a single album is admirable but in this case -- completely unnecessary.
How Is It?
I'm almost positive this is where the pop-punk genre needs to turn.
Broadway Calls is a wonderfully realized album, but I can't help but not see eye-to-eye with it at some points. The most irritating being the first half of "Save Our Ship". Vocalist Ty Vaughn does not assimilate well in an acoustic environment. The same goes for the subsequent "A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours". Sorry, but transitioning from the badass, anthemic "Call It Off" to the aforementioned piano pace-steady is just in bad fashion. The first seven or so songs on the album are downright gold. Broadway Calls digresses from there, however.
I think "A Rush And A Push..." is the best song of the record. Can't get it out of my head. Other winners are "Call It Off", "Save Our Ship" and "Meet Me At Washington Park". I like the acoustic parts of this album. I completely disagree about the singers voice not assimilating well in an "acoustic environment". And the transitions and diversity of the songs is what keeps this record from being boring.
only reason i knew about them was the fact that adeline rerealced the cd.
heard call it off thought it was ok, but i decided to watch their set at warped.
bought the cd from em at warped.
watched their set.
became a fan for life. haha