Albums you may have missed, day 2

By on January 2, 2013

2003 was a real mess. You couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing The All-American Rejects, Avril Lavigne or Linkin Park in heavy rotation. Thankfully, there were a few bands that released albums that would help drown all that out.

 

The Forecast: Proof of Impact

This is a seven-song collection of some of this band’s best tracks. Instrumentally, it sounds like some people got together in a garage and just happened to write music that clicked. Lyrically, it’s honest and transitions from heartbreaking to rebellious. From the raucous “Tiny Star” to the nearly five and a half minute closer “Bad Reception,” if you haven’t heard this album, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise.

 

Unwritten Law: Music In High Places

If you’re a sucker for acoustic renditions of previously released material, then this album is for you, because that’s all it is. Reworked versions of “Seein’ Red” and “Elva” are even better than their original counterparts, and the rest of the album follows suit for the most part.

 

Mae: Destination: Beautiful 

I let a friend borrow this CD from me, and I think it’s safe to say that at this point, I’ll never get it back. It’s probably the band’s poppiest release. It’s not a cohesive as The Everglow, but each song on it’s own is fun and will get your feet tapping.

 Until next time,
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