The Great Mistake
Sep 26 - Oct 3 2004
If all CDs could just have an opening and closing track, The Great
Mistake's Revolutions would be a pretty good album.
"Nimbus", a catchy, moody pop rock tune, opens
the disc off strong with foot-tappin' lyrics and a solid if not
spectacular backing. Looking past Joe
Castanza's average vocals, the songwriting shines through and the band
is not trying to pull off any miracles - they know what they can do and
they do it.
Unfortunately for The Great Mistake, writing catchy lyrics (and
there are a couple of gems in here, such as "'Blind faith never made
much sense, could all these miracles be accidents?") doesn't really cut it when your tracks can't
really stand up on their own on pure musicianship. The band seems to
fall into a little bit of a rut with their middle tracks, but the
closer, "All Around the Edges," is a pleasant, ear-pleasing
tune with a couple of good guitar riffs and the band's usual
The Great Mistake's Revolutions is certainly a solid pop/rock ramble. The band's niche isn't a
particularly breathtaking one from a musical standpoint, but it's
interesting enough for a diversion. It could worth a listen if you're into
that kind of thing.
6 tracks + 1 hidden track, distributed by CD
Baby, released 2004]