Tilting At Windmills review by Dive Dive

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  • Released: Jul 11, 2005
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 9 (2 votes)
Dive Dive: Tilting At Windmills

Sound — 9
About 3 years ago this band, under the name Dustball, was on the road to becoming the succesors to Ash's pop-punk crown. But they didn't trust the major labels that were offering them deals. Because of this certain members left and the band was in turmoil. However they're back now and have made an amazing album. They have a sound thats similar to Fall Out Boy but they've got a better sense of melody and a much better singer. The albums overall sound is very clean and studio polished. The songs change from fast and heavy (Good Show) to slow and melodic (Sorry Suitor). For any fans of pop-punk these are definatley a band to check out.

Lyrics — 10
The lyrics in this album are very good. Dive Dive are one of the few pop-punk bands that can mix amazing lyrics with great music. 'Good Show', '5-5-5 For Filmstars', 'The Sorry Suitor' and 'Throw Me Off The Plane' all contain brilliant lyrics. An example being 'Take my frame and hold it up to the sky, its paper thin, what you see is what is inside... cut cut open up pour salt inside and watch me writhe you shouldn't have to duck the blow, it made enough sense to lie, for a good show'.

Overall Impression — 8
This is one of the better pop-punk albums out there at the moment. Some of the standout tracks include 'Good Show', 'Sorry Suitor' and 'Throw Me Off The Plane'. Fans of Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, Ash and Yellowcard will be extremley happy with this album. They are definatley a band to look out for in the future.

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    I would say less pop-punk more Alternative Rock. There are some quite complex and unusual things present in this album, and to me it sounds nothing like Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, Ash or Yellowcard. And it';s much better for it.