mewithoutYou has kicked me square in the face with their latest record. What impresses me the most about their music is how they are able to integrate so many of my favorite elements of rock music; such as rapid downstroked palm-muting, driving punk rock drums, half-time break-outs, and melodic riffs, in a way that sounds completely unique from any other group I have ever listened to. On top of that, the album features that rare type of production that finds the perfect balance between poor quality indie-rock and over-compressed mainstream recordings. I anticipate that this album will be a favorite among my music collection for many years to come.
UPDATE: It’s true, as of April 2007, I still LOVE this album!