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


Review Archives


Low vs. Diamond
Low Vs. Diamond
Purchase Online
Reviewed: 9/7/2008 by Ryan

Recently Reviewed:

Golden EP
Parade of Lights

Heartache Machine
Matt Hires

The Take Off and Landing of Everything

When “Mr. Brightside” came out, most people just thought it was a catchy tune that wouldn’t last very long. Who knew that The Killers would influence dozens of bands and be a part of shaping music for the next five years… I wasn’t in that group, but that’s where we’re at with Low Vs. Diamond- they sound a lot like The Killers, I mean a lot like The Killers, they could be called Killers Jr. or one of those knock off bands on Napster…. “A Tribute to the Killers.” You’d like to think that Low vs. Diamond does their own thing, but really they don’t- it’s spooky how eerily similar Low Vs. Diamond is the Killers. This album could have been made by Flowers and Co. All that aside, this set isn’t as good as any Killers set but it does have it’s moments- the first five songs are damn good, the last seven are decent and the overall record is a solid piece of work. The lyrics are the one quality that can set these guys apart from other bands in this particular sub genre. Lyric choices are odd at best, but they’re cool to listen to, especially on tracks like “Killer B.” Low vs. Diamond isn’t going to make a huge splash on this record, but they prove that they’re capable at least. It’s hard to gauge Low vs. Diamond on this release because you partly feel that it isn’t theirs, on the next record we’ll see what these guys can do.

Upcoming Releases
Augustana (April 22)
Neon Trees (April 22)
Strange Talk (April 29)
Damon Albarn (April 29)
Max Collins (May 6)
Coldplay (May 19)
Saints of Valory (May 20)
Jack White (June 10)
Nico Vega (June 10)
Theory of a Deadman (April 7)

In Stores Now
Trophy Scars (April 8)
Matt Hires (April 8)
Chevelle (April 1)
The Used (April 1)
Kaiser Chiefs (April 1)
Manchester Orchestra (April 1)
Sevendust (April 1)
Dan Croll (April 1)
Band of Skulls (April 1)
Cloud Nothings (April 1)
The Hold Steady (Mar 25)
London Grammar (Mar 25)

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