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

 

Review Archives



ADVERTISEMENT

The Great American Midrange
The Elms
Purchase Online
Reviewed: 9/24/2009 by Chad


Recently Reviewed:


Savages
Theory of a Deadman


We Are Only What We Feel
NoNoNo


Simple
Nightmare and the Cat

The Elms have always embraced their Midwestern rock roots, but it’s rare today to find a band that truly embraces the melodic rock sound of the late 90’s. The Elms however have done just that for their latest release “The Great American Midrange.” Take one listen to this record and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time about 10 years when The Elms melodic sound flooded the radio waves. Drawing similarities to bands like The Gin Blossoms and Nine Days, The Elms have managed resurrect a sound not heard on many records today. Tracks like “The Wildest Heart,” “The Good Guys,” and the single “Back To Indiana,” are all perfect examples of the albums post grunge inspired sound. The album takes some questionable diversions on tracks “The Shake” and “Strut,” but overall this album keeps to a pretty similar formula. While most critics will slam the album for not having a unique enough sound, credit is due to a band that has embraced a sound loved by many and not often heard on new releases today.

Upcoming Releases
Royal Blood (Aug 25)
Midnight Cinema (Aug 26)
The Griswolds (Aug 26)
The Kooks (Sept 2)
Counting Crows (Sept 2)
Better Than Ezra (Sept 9)
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators (Sept 16)
I Fight Dragons (Sept 16)
Empires (Sept 23)
Weezer (Sept 30)
The Madden Brothers (Oct 7)
Sixx: AM (Oct 7)
Wild Party (Oct 7)
Broods (Oct 7)
Sleeperstar (Oct 13)
Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness (Oct 14)
Foo Fighters (Nov 10)

In Stores Now
Twin Atlantic (Aug 19)
The Gaslight Anthem (Aug 19)
Twin Atlantic (Aug 18)
Twin Forks (Aug 5)
Andy Grammer (Aug 5)
Godsmack (Aug 5)
Spoon (Aug 5)
Adelitas Way (July 29)
Young Rising Sons (July 22)
Nightmare And The Cat (July 22)
Colony House (July 22)
Rise Against (July 15)

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