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The Potomac Accord

"In One-Hundred Years the Prize Will Be Forgotten" CD

First Flight

Genres: pop

First Flight
PO Box 21631
Saint Louis, MO 63109

Nov 10 - 16 2003

The Potomac Accord's In One-Hundred Years the Prize Will Be Forgotten is a pop album.  It's also an indie album.  But it isn't an indie pop album at all.

No, for this disc shies away from virtually every one of the ancient indie pop stigmas.  It's comprised of six piano-driven, long epics, each one brimming with melody and elegance.  No indie pop happiness/chirpiness, no indie pop brevity, and no real indie pop melody.  It's very much like a L'altra album, except more piano based.

That said, this album is destined to be enjoyed by many people.  Despite its relative obscurity and lack of publicity, those whose hands it falls into will likely be pleased.  The majority of the songs are prettily smooth and infectious, save for a few parts ("The Empty Road" is a bit long and dull), and the album works well as a whole.

Recommended for late night, cozy listening.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 6 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2003]