On Letting Go review by Circa Survive

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  • Released: May 29, 2007
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.4 (80 votes)
Circa Survive: On Letting Go

Sound — 10
With this album, Circa Survive have moved on from Juturna and really set out to push the boundaries further. The guitar work is very ambient and dreamy on some songs but there are some nice riffs like in the first track, Living Together, where the riff with the bend is the hook of the song. Generally, the playing is solid and gives a great backdrop for Anthony Green to really standout on the record. Anthony Green has improved his vocals from the last album and really soars above the guitars and it is his singing that really marks the record as a keeper because whether you are a diehard Ant Green fan to someone new to Circa Survive, the vocal work will blow you away.

Lyrics — 9
The lyrics have again improved since the Juturna days. Although some songs can have rather cryptic lyrics, they are beautiful non the less. This coupled with Anthony Green's soaring voice just brings the songs to life with every single syllable ringing loud and clear.

Overall Impression — 10
Initially, this album may not jump out at you due the ambient sounds and the lack of an obvious single in my opinion but after listening through a few times, it is clear that it is a dramatic improvement upon Juturna, which was already a very good album. Circa Survive have clearly refined their sound and pushed the boundaries to create some beautiful songs. Finally, without a shadow of a doubt, it is Anthony Green's singing that just brings the whole album to life. This ethereal album is a must have for anyone who liked Juturna, Anthony Green fans and music lover alike.

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