"And Then" there was a great album!
Posted March 16, 2009
And Then There Were None's (ATTWN) debut album, Who Speaks For Planet Earth? is an outstanding effort from the new Tooth and Nail band from Salem, NH. Taking their cue from recent dance rock efforts by, Family Force 5 and Krystal Meyers, ATTWN takes it a step (or two) further and the result is a collection of 11 Club ready dance anthems that are sure to get you dancing! While the names of the songs are reminiscant of bands like Underoath, long and leaves you wondering what they have to do with the song, the lyrics are rather thoughtful and poetic. Songs like "Hospital" and "Atmosphere" are fun dance anthems on the surface, but if you dig deep enough there is an intelligent and intellectual core. "Reinventing Robert Cohn" deals with temptation in a tactful way, but is Radio friendly to the Christian media and also the Mainstream market.
The bands Punk roots shine through on the entire album, both vocally and musically, "Action Is The Anecdote" starts off as a punk ballad, but quickly transforms into a dance/electro ballad, complete with layering in crowd noise for a great effect. "The Alamo" & "Insozzz..." are the only places on the album I have any quibbles, and that is only because they are toned down and not as fun as their predecessors. Oh, did I mention there is a cover of Richard Marx's "Right Here Waiting"?
While ATTWN is no Daft Punk or Moby, they sure are making a name for themselves. Give them a chance, and they may quickly become your favorite Veggetarians.
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