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Met a Man on Top of the Hill
The Midway State
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Reviewed: 3/18/2008 by Ryan


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The Midway State’s 2nd EP “Met a Man On Top Of A Hill” does what it’s supposed to do; it makes people excited about a debut full length album from the band. Nathan Ferraro and Daenen Bramberger clearly had something going when they started working on songs and with Michael Wise and Michael Kirsh playing key parts on strings you get a strong band that’s part Coldplay (piano and trance-inducing guitars), part Ben Folds (Ferraro’s monotonous but rich voice), and part Dashboard (over-sensitive lyrics.) Together those three elements mix together to make a fresh sound that’s completely original. The four songs on this EP are all at-least decent. “Met a Man On Top of the Hill” is the best track on the album. It’s the track that will get the most fans hooked on the band. “Change For You” comes in as a close second to the title-track because it’s uniquely catchy. “Nobody Understands” is just decent. It’s almost too long, butt Ferraro’s voice carries it along. And finishing things off is “A Million Fireflies”, a track that doesn’t grasp the listener instantly but manages to do so by the end of the five-minute track. “Met a Mon on Top of the Hill” qualifies as a sampler, because let’s face it, we need more music to decide how good these guys are. But if there’s any indication from what’s on this 4 song EP we could be hearing some great things from The Midway State.

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