Sound — 9
I am very happy that Chris decided to returned to his acoustic sound! Dusk and Summer was an awesome album, but acoustic songs are his strenth. The guitars were realy good, however not as vocaly/lyricly filling as their old stuff. I like how he experienced with different notes ex: I light my own fires now, and These bones. The overall album was not as good as previous albums but I was so siked to get it cause it's Dashboard, so I liked it for the most part. Mike Marsh's percussion is so awesome, and the bass always rocks, very strong bass in this album.
Lyrics — 8
The for The Shade Of Poison Trees were sub-par. The lyrics were good but they didn't come out right sometimes. I could see some good ideas but they were lost at points in the songs. I think Chris may have rushed this CD slightly because it didn't have that much impact like all of his other CD's did for me. But don't get me wrong this was a very good CD because I like anything Chris Carraba does and it was good to hear from them again.
Overall Impression — 9
This overall album was good, but not as good as the old stuff. the best song in my opinion was The Shade of Poison Trees that was classic Carraba. Where there's gold , Thick as Thieves, These Bones, The Widows Peak, Little Bombs and The Rush were also really good. But what was he thinking on Fever Dreams? Not a very good song.