Artist: Lost Ocean
Album: Self Titled
Label: Credential Recordings
Purchase: Smart Punk
Release Date: February 20th, 2007
I heard an EP from this piano based band Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Lost OceanÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? a few months ago, and it was not bad, a little bit bland but it had potential. I got sent the bandÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s debut full length and it turned out to be a longer version of an already lacking EP.
The vocals are one of the best things about this record, although they arenÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t very unique in the sense that for several songs I swore I was listening to a Ben Folds record. The record and the band give off this vibe that they want to be a pop rock band yet the songs never quite get there. The single and by far the best song off the record, Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Just GlideÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?, was also coincidently the best song off the previous EP Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Night to lifeÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?.
A couple other notable songs on the record are Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”You areÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? and Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”MuteÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? which are able to hold their own, but just barely. I wanted to like this band and this record but it just has not happened yet. Thing is I donÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t dislike the album; it just has nothing pulling you back to listen to it over and over again.
This is one of those bands which has a lot of potential, yet something needs to be tweaked in order to bring it out of them. The album is up for streaming on the bands site, and I recommend doing that before purchasing it.
2. Still Life
3. Just Glide
4. You Are
7. Everything Is
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