Genres: female singer / songwriter, alterna-rock
Mar 10 - 16 2003
be the first to say that alterna-rock ain't my thing. I've never
been a hardcore Sarah McLachlan or Natalie Merchant fan,
and most of the time I just find the instruments banally low-key and
the vocals irritatingly whiny and strident.
But that doesn't stop me from seeing the beauty in this
album. In fact, Remember The Ocean actually manages to
surpass the standard triteness that their genre often exhibits, and
many of these songs have a lot going for them. For example,
there's no doubting that "Broken" will appeal even to those
who aren't hell-bent on Sarah McLachlan; the songwriting is actually
very enjoyable, with a nice, cozy sound. "Cradle" also
avoids the hackneyed alterna-rock clichés that we all know too well,
making for a delightfully
All around, I can't say this album won me over to the whole alterna-rock
genre, but it at least showed me why so many people like it.
Fun Fact: Remember The Ocean
played with Lisa Loeb in February.
11 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2001]