This CD is absolutley amazing! My Lover is one of the best songs written and is a song I can never get tired of. This time around The Sounds kept it cool with a bunch of soft rock and killer guitar rifts making it one of their best albums yet!
A pretty brief review, but not bad - Crossing the Rubicon (the album) is indeed forceful and catchy, and Ivarsson's voice truly stands out. I personally did not find Crossing the Rubicon (the track) creepy, nor am I convinced that Dorchester Hotel is "the band at it's best" (though I know of people who will heatedly disagree there), but overall, a pretty solid review of a very solid album.
Im glad this review has positive comments on the CD. I personally think the entire thing is positive! Dorchester Hotel is still my favorite track!
Well, I don't know if I agree with everything that Brittany is saying, 'cos I sure think it's an awesome album, and I can't find much to complain about!
I can dance to just about any song from this album. Some may wonder why, especially for the slower songs, but I have had so much respect for this band the last several years that I love just about every song that they put out. Regardless of whether or not you agree, I feel that they have grown so much over the years compared to their previous albums, that you cannot deny why I have this respect for them.
I would have to agree with myofusions comment.The Sounds to had flown under my radar of knowledge. I won tickets off a college radio station, i called in not even knowing who the hell The Sounds were! The night i saw The Sounds I fell in love and have been in love since! I too enjoy music like i have never befor. Crossing The Rubicon is a great albulm and if you don't own it go get it and cross your own rubicon. Dwn4chaos
crossing the rubicon is a really good album...i love all the songs....its a fun, upbeat, dancy album and it shows that the sounds are just getting better and better.....
I love this album just as much as their first two albums...i love all the songs....i really can't pick a favorite...the review was ok...the album is way better than you think....i love the musical arrangement on crossing the rubicon...its not creepy....i think its really beautiful....
Like Myofusion, I didn't really know The Sounds. I knew a couple songs and that's it; probably wouldn't even be able to recognize them if I saw them but then I went to a show that I almost didn't go to because I was exhausted that night -- fortunately I did go because I discovered my new favorite band. My friend and I were both tired and had decided that after they played "Rock N Roll" we were going home to sleep. But after the first 30 seconds of the first song, I was reeled in and found myself at the front of the stage becoming one of the many enamored teenagers surrounding Maja. Not only is the band worth seeing live for their seamless performances but their lead singer owns the stage. You can't take your eyes off her, man, woman, straight or gay. She's a magnet. Sooo as for the album, I think its my favorite of theirs. This is a tough decision though as all of their albums are amazing. It's not really even a biased opinion either since I've only been a fan for about a month and a half but during that time I have scavenged the internet for every shred of information and music and video in existence and have yet to be disappointed.
This album is great! It's something new from these guys and girl. It's pretty diverse, probably because of the many producers they worked with. Their old albums sound a little more heavy and intense, which were exciting, especially live. This new one is a great CD; catchy and relaxing. They have created some epic melodies. I really can't wait to hear them play the new songs live.... in VA! My favorite songs from this album would have to be My Lover, Beatbox, 4 Songs and a Fight, Dorchester Hotel, and No One Sleeps When I’m Awake, and Crossing the Rubicon. I don’t know how helpful that list was cuz it’s like half the album but I highly recommend it!
i think that the review is a little jugmental
i really like the album i think it's great and that the 3 years it took was worth it
i can't get enough of this album, i'm absolutely addicted to it! every song is a favorite of mine! truly amazing band, can't wait to see them on tour!
I like this review. Sadly, not many reviewers like the album in Sweden where I live, so it is always nice to see a more positive review. I disagree though with your opinions of Beatbox, I think that the joyful sounds make the song a perfect song for the dance floor.
One of my favorite songs on this album is Underground.
"The past is a place that you can never return to.
Even though people say that this is where you belong.
I could easily stay, and never come home."
Sooo true, I even had someone tell me this before in my life, that the past is a place i can't go back to, and this song really hits me hard with my past.
I love all of the reviews that "Crossing The Rubicon" is getting!!
ok, this album is amazing.
the live shows are amazing
and i recommend this cd to any lover of good music!!
I think this is a very good review cause it is one of few that actually writes about the record instead of Majas ability to sex up a crowd.
Even if I don't agree with it on many points, for example calling CtR for a creepy song when it actually is highly interesting.
Altough I appreciate that someone except me isn't superexcited about Beatbox.
the Sounds did grow up in the making of this 3rd cd. And it's very obvious. So I sort of agree with this review but I love "Beatbox" and they need that catchy dance tune. They ARE the Sounds! Dance-pop-newwave-indie. Crossing the Rubicon is great.
I can't begin to explain how awesome this album is! Crossing The Rubicon was definitely worth the wait!!!!! Every track is unique and catchy, and be sure to listen to track number 8! Deff one to listen to at the beach while your relaxing! :) The SOUNDS are truly amazing I can't wait to see them in concert again! Go see them with No Doubt!!!!!
I really love the Sounds and Crossing the Rubicon. I've been a fan since 2005 and have had the privilege of seeing the band perfom twice. The songs sound the same live as they do on record and that is always a great thing! Dorchester Hotel is probably my favorite track on this record.
I think that this cd is amazing. In the review they say that its trying to hard, but I think that it has lived up to its full potential. I cannot wait to see what The Sounds come up with next.
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