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…BECAUSE AS THE LEGENDARY GUITARIST FOR MULTI-PLATINUM BRITISH BAND SPIRITUALIZED ONCE SAID ABOUT LAUNCH POINT: “I ENJOYED THE INNER EVOLUTION OF THIS ALBUM VERY MUCH.”
As one online reviewer once put it... this is certainly one of the more intriguing albums I have heard recently. Well written, well played, and extremely well produced, I enjoyed the inner evolution of this album very much. This album starts with songs, very reminiscent of 311. While I love 311 as much as the next person (Music is still a rad album!) I was leery of listening to an entire album of something that was trying to sound like something else. This is certainly not the case. As the album progresses, there are certainly influences of 311 to be heard from time to time, but I found myself being reminded of 1998-2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers a bit. As the album continued to progress, I found myself hearing more epic elements to the music, reminiscent of 30 Seconds to Mars and Angels and Airwaves, both bands that I freely admit to loving.
Apparently I am not the only one impressed with the album. There were two songs in two separate categories on the Grammy nomination list. Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: DEFINED & SOMEDAY and Best Rock Song: DEFINED. Though none of them were in the final 5 for the voting, it is a pretty amazing accomplishment.
Jon is currently working on a new EP to be released this year (with any luck I will be able to review it, and interview him). If this album is any indicator, we are in for a treat. Jon is a great songwriter, and the album is anything but one-dimensional, and if you are a drummer, prepare for a clinic, this dude can drum!
My personal favorite songs:
“Someday,” “30cc,” “Guilty,” “Open Minded”
Overall rating: 93/100