Posted February 06, 2008
Sanctus Reals' second album, Fight the Tide, consists of 12 songs plus an alternate version of "everything about you", and a whole lot of fun. The music is pretty much rock but what makes this album stand out is the lyrics.
The rock is nothing that has not been done before, and it does not get that heavy. The First song is the single "everything about you" is about as hard as it gets, but the single "closer" is about as hard, both have good sounds. Some of the songs are a little quirky musical wise such as "Deeds" and the single "the fight song" both a best of the album. "Alone", Message, and "you can't hide" are all up-paced songs which are all solid.
Sanctus Real does a tremendous job with the chorus of the songs, and while some start out dull they pick up and songs like awesome "the show" will have the phrase "you stole the show" stuck in heads. The hit single "Things like you" is a funs song to listen to. "say goodbye" is the best among the softer songs on the album ("where will they go", and "change me"). The alternate version on "everything about you" is only an acoustic version and takes something away from the song.
The lyrics make the songs all the more fun to listen to. Clever writing goes with clever song in the case of "deeds" and "the fight song" which have spectacular lyrics". When it comes to the singles "Closer" and "everything about you" are nice but a little shallow, but "things like you" is a treasure. "Message is also good, and for the most part the entire album is the same way.
A real treat, and while Sanctus Real doesn't have the best doesn't have the best music the lyrics over comes that aspect. Fight the Tide is an album that is an album that has a lot of good singles, but is even better as a whole.
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