Top 20 Singles | Top 10 Albums | Album Reviews | AA Interviews | Best of 2011
 

 

Review Archives



ADVERTISEMENT

The Chemistry
The Chemistry
Purchase Online
Reviewed: 5/15/2005 by Mike


Recently Reviewed:


You Haunt Me
Sir Sly


Somewhere Under Wonderland
Counting Crows


All Together Now
Better Than Ezra

My last dealing with the Razor and Tie label was as a result of the excellent Smartbomb album a few years back. The debut album from Californian quintet the Chemistry is similar in its punk attitude and like that release shows an appreciation of rock dynamics-a quality absent from many current bandwagon jumping pop punk acts. The whole affair is produced by former Third Eye Blind guitarist Kevin Cadogan and in tandem with the guitar playing of devout Cadogan follower Thomas Scriven the album unsurprisingly has a distinct Third Eye Blind edge to it. Specifically the excellent ‘About You’, ‘She Takes You’ and ‘Deja Vous’- a track that has many traits of ‘Semi Charmed Life’. Elsewhere opener ‘From Within’ hits hard into Story of the Year territory-minus the fingers down the throat vocals, whilst the excellent ‘Jones’ comes across as a grittier Watashi Wa. All in all an extremely worthwhile debut album that demonstrates that The Chemistry are a band for the future and not simply a one off experiment.

Upcoming Releases
Nonpoint (Sept 30)
Weezer (Sept 30)
New Found Glory (Oct 7)
Wild Party (Oct 7)
Sixx: AM (Oct 7)
Broods (Oct 7)
The Madden Brothers (Oct 7)
Sleeperstar (Oct 13)
Milky Chance (Oct 14)
Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness (Oct 14)
Foo Fighters (Nov 10)

In Stores Now
Empires (Sept 23)
I Fight Dragons (Sept 16)
Flyleaf (Sept 16)
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators (Sept 16)
Better Than Ezra (Sept 9)
The Young Wild (Sept 2)
Counting Crows (Sept 2)
The Kooks (Sept 2)
Midnight Cinema (Aug 26)
The Griswolds (Aug 26)
Royal Blood (Aug 25)
Twin Atlantic (Aug 19)

Site Map | Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Donate | Privacy Statement | Advertise | Contact Us
©2014 Alternative Addiction LLC