TOP 10 ALBUM OF 2007
Posted November 19, 2007
By KevinMcNeese_NRT, Staff Reviewer
The energetic Toronto band is back with their best album to date after misfiring with the disjointed The Art of Breaking. Completed in just three weeks after being challenged to record in the studio live, The Flame In All Of Us is an album that feels consistent, solid and seeping with raw energy.
TFK has never been shy about writing a hook, and The Flame In All Of Us does not disappoint. Songs from the title track, to "What Do We Know?" and "Falls Apart" are instantly familiar. The band also balances rock and pop perfectly from the low throat growling on "My Own Enemy" and "InHuman" to the final acoustic track "Wish You Well. They are one of the few bands that can go from rocking your face off to gently washing it (awwwwwww).
If I'm being completely honest, I stumble on songs like "New Drug" and "Favorite Disease." Relating a relationship with God to drug addictions and inescapable viruses is hard to bye into. I realize that makes me sound like a 90 year old grump, and I know it speaks to some, but I question the continued efforts to spin a new hook on the common mistakes that a lot of people work hard to avoid.
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