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One True Thing

One True Thing: FinallyFinally (2002)
Self-Released

Reviewer Rating: 2.5
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Contributed by: soulbleedsoulbleed
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From the opening chord, it's instantly drilled into your head that this is going to be just another in a long string of power-pop records with a pinch of punk infused within. About ten seconds after you've made the conclusion above, you hear the singers voice - and you can't decide if you've stepped.
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From the opening chord, it's instantly drilled into your head that this is going to be just another in a long string of power-pop records with a pinch of punk infused within. About ten seconds after you've made the conclusion above, you hear the singers voice - and you can't decide if you've stepped into the new Cranberries record or not. While the singer's voice is indeed good, it's a little hard to escape - especially for a new listener.

Ok, so spent the time downloading/buying this record, you might as well give it a fair shot. You listen through the first 4 songs and you start feeling good about your investment: the songs are catchy, the executions are well done, and the lyrical content actually means something.

Then the 5th track hits, and you instantly start groaning. "Everything I Am" isn't just bad - it's straight-up annoying. This kind of sets the tone for the rest of the album, with few exceptions ("Dearest" and "Wish I Was Everything" come to mind) and it really sucks. The Cranberries influence starts to lift itself from the vocals and set on the rest of the band as well, and that's never a good thing.

Overall, this is a mediocre effort from a band that had infinite potential, and it's almost unforgiving.

Track Listing: 1. Do You Remember 2. Will I Make It? 3. Change 4. I'll Wait 5. Everything I am 6. Dearest 7. In A Whisper 8. Watch You Fall 9. Homecoming 10. Wish I Was Everything 11. Bloom 12. Believe.

Choice Tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6, 10.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (January 21, 2006)

really cool ... where can i get ur cd's guys im from philippines..

jezreel -----

soulbleed (January 29, 2003)

the singer from too short notice is much hotter.

tubbyWSOU (January 24, 2003)

and you're all forgeting how fucking HOT she is

viceroymonarch (January 17, 2003)

Yeah, I saw this band opening for FATA on long island a few weeks ago. They were really good. I love that song "do you remember?"

Scotty (January 17, 2003)

I poo on FATA.

Anonymous (January 17, 2003)

surprised the review failed to mention that

Anonymous (January 17, 2003)

melanie's voice is astounding...jaw droppingly beautiful...her best work is of course with FATA and the song "Short Stories With Tragic Endings" though...

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