Comfort For Change: Radio Therapy
Band: Comfort For Change
Wait, what's that? The album was released just recently? Wow, you could have fooled me.
Radio Therapy (or Radiotherapy, that is still ambiguous since it loaded up as two words when I opened the album in iTunes yet is labeled as one word in various other accounts) sounds like an album with tons of edge and ingenuity if the impending doom of Y2K were still on everyone's minds. Moving beyond the cliched, stagnant genre of music Comfort For Change plays (emo, pop punk), the band has a polished sound and Radio Therapy proves that. The band has chops and can rip into a song -- unfortunately the style of whatever song they play was mercilessly beat to death right around 2002.
Best Song: "My Greatest Role" does its damnedest to sound not like a shitty pop-punk song as any on the album. It starts off mellow enough, but as I first listened to the song I said to myself, "Wait for the goddamn guitar to kick in... there it is. Great." What starts off as a different, toned down offering soon gives way to standard emo/pop punk guitars and drums, not to mention lead singer Richard Carlise's spot-on vocals -- I say "spot-on" because his vocals are what dooms this album to sound like boring pop-punk released about eight years ago. That being said, the song is somewhat enjoyable in a tumultuous sea of teenage angst and glorious emo sentiments.
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