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Author's Rating
Vocals 6.5
Musicianship 7.25
Lyrics 6.5
Production 6
Creativity 6.5
Lasting Value 7.5
Reviewer Tilt 8
Final Verdict: 69%
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Annabel - Now That We're Alive

Reviewed by: Rich Duncan (07/07/08)
Annabel - Now That We're Alive
Record Label: Self-released
Release Date: November 17, 2007


Who:

Annabel is a Kent, Ohio based indie pop act who have been building a name for themselves on the strength of their five song, DIY packaged Now That We're Alive EP.

How Is It?

Now That We’re Alive is a collection of infectious indie pop tunes with sharp melodies that was released just in time to serve as the soundtrack for the spring and summer months. Now That We're Alive recalls the 90’s indie scene quite often throughout its 23 minute length, which makes it a must listen for fans of that era. The EP begins with the energetic “Parade Rest” which features bouncy percussion and fuzzy guitar lines that is the perfect representation of the warm and affable nature of the EP. “Castles In The Air” and “Bouquet Mines” are led by shimmering guitar and they represent a slightly more experimental side of the group. The only drawback to this EP is that the production. Although the fuzzy production values add to the charm of Now That We're Alive, they occasionally limit the songs from reaching their full potential. However, the songwriting on Now That We're Alive is surprisingly engaging and it is an extremely promising EP that will tide listeners over until the band releases the debut full-length effort they are currently working on.

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09:55 PM on 07/07/08
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sounds alright, second wave emoish
10:01 PM on 07/07/08
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sounds alright, second wave emoish

Yeah, I think they could benefit from a little better production. I have high hopes for the full-length though based on what I have heard from the EP
05:44 AM on 07/24/08
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the lack of production gives it charm. too much polish tends to render bands too similar to other bands.
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