Sunday, July 26, 2009

Digital Spaces Album Review - Let's Get It

Track List:
1. Duck, Duck, Grey Goose
2. Do Not Disturb (Tell Me How Bad)
3. Shoot for Teams
4. Maps
5. Ciroc & Roll
6. To Catch a Snipe

Duck, Duck, Grey Goose is opened by an orchestral arrangement. Bells then come in from the second half of the introduction to the second half of the first verse. It definitely gives the song a mysterious feel. The guitars finally come in when the bells end before blasting out during the chorus. The mysterious feel continues as synthesizers start in the beginning of the second verse. The verses flow extremely well although they lyrics aren't very clearly understood. The bridge has a pretty good guitar solo as well as cheering that will be a theme throughout the whole album. The end of the song has an introduction to the next. It's definitely a song that can grow on you as you listen. Do Not Disturb was the first song they released when they were signed to Fearless. It begins with some electric noises which fade into the background as the song starts. As the noises fade, the guitar comes in strong. Piano comes in for part of the song. This song along with the first track shows the strengths of Let's Get It. The thing that separates them from other bands is their broad instrumentation. Bands can put any of their own styles into creating a nice rock song. A standout track. The next track, Shoot For Teams, doesn't thrill me. I don't like the beginning at all. I would have preferred at least an introduction instead of going straight in to lyrics. Nothing in the song stands out to me. I really don't have much more to say about it. It's a decent pop-rock song. Maps however definitely helps out the album. The introduction fits perfectly into building emotion into the song. The chorus can easily get stuck in your head. The verses may not be great flowing, but they definitely have plenty of emotion in them. This is much more of a love song than their other songs. They do a great job on this song. A must listen. The next song, Ciroc & Roll, I have already covered. This is what I said before: The song begins with a crowd cheering as guitar gets louder. At the peak of the cresendo the band shouts their name and starts rocking out. The song also ends just about the same way as it starts, just in reverse. This song is much more rock than anything that they have ever done before and I am guessing it has something to do with their recent signing to Fearless. I'll admit I'm not a huge fan of the vocals of the singer, but it's still a good song. Definitely a song to jam out to in the car. The final song, To Catch A Snipe, is totally different than every other song on the album. The first major difference is the time signature. It is 6/8 compared to the usual 4/4 of every other song on the album. Also it begins with piano and drums and there is no guitar until the chorus. It almost sounds like a dark, rocking, waltz. Yes, a bit outside the box, but it works. There is also a small acoustic part in the song. The end sounds like a dark demented circus followed by the applause again. This song again shows the amazing instrumentation of the band. This song hasn't really grown on me yet but the more I listen to it the more I like it.

Let's Get It is definitely not a cookie-cutter band. They have created their own style and have been rewarded for it. Fearless has seen their potential and are definitely helping to accomplish it. You can listen to the whole album on purevolume HERE.

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