Genres: singer / songwriter, accoustic rock
Mar 28 - Apr 3 2005
As far as acoustic singer/songwriter indie pop goes, this sounds
pretty average - however, it lacks the discernable hooks and melodies
to keep a listener interested. Sometimes it isn't bad
("Empty Photo Albums," parts of the too-long
"Frustrated Song"), and at other times it's downright awful
("Clumsy Words," "Just a Small Statement").
Ultimately, a bit more energy and some more tuneful singing would be
appreciated next time around - however, Sit Still Jonathan occasionally
hits on a really solid, low-key guitar part that I can't help but
appreciate. Add a decent vocalist and a lot more variety, and
this could be a stronger album. For now, however, it is
just a collection of tangled-up good and bad moments.
9 tracks, released 2004]