Sound — 10
The Hush Sound is a band out of Chicago that was picked up by Decaydance Records in 2005. I had never heard of them until I saw them open for Panic! at the Disco this summer. I was blown away. The main focus is on the tradeoff between guitarist and singer Bob Morris and pianist Greta Salpeter. The music is very positive and upbeat, with only a few slow, sad songs.
Lyrics — 10
All of the lyrics fit perfectly with the music, whether they be a story about the circus (Lion's Roar) or comparing a lost love to a boat (Where We Went Wrong). The lyrics are always upbeat and Bob and Greta's voices fit perfectly with the music. All the members share vocal duties, and they all have really good voices.
Overall Impression — 9
The Hush Sound can't really be compared to other artists. The closest I can come to describing them is if Something Corporate added a female singer, but it still isn't close. The most impressive songs are We Intertwined, Where We Went Wrong, and Wine Red. The only bad thing about the album are the slow songs towards the end. They are still great songs, they just feel like fillers. If this CD was stolen I would immediately go out and buy it again.