Parade of Lights
The Take Off and Landing of Everything
When you compare Ingram Hill’s work on Hollywood Records to life after that, you get the feeling that this style and this type of music is more ‘them.’ It’s not that this music is a different style than what they’d done in the past, it’s that it’s not as polished. Even though I loved “Cold in California” there were some times where you could hear someone’s influence on the band trying to cookie-cutter the songs so they’re pop songs and not much else. On the new album you don’t hear outside influence. This music comes off as a great band that took a few days to record some songs in a studio and put it out there. I mean that positively. They’re a southern rock band that earns their money playing live shows. There’s nothing wrong with that and it’s good that it’s represented on an album finally. “Look Your Best” isn’t a great album, but it’s a good album and that’s what these guys needed. “Broken Lover” and “As Long As I’m With You” are highlights to be sure, but everything on here is listenable. This is an album to throw on when you need an album to listen through. There are ups and downs and it feels complete to listen through. if you just need a song or two- it has a couple of great songs too. Now if we could get them to release stuff consistently we'd be set.