20 July 2010

The Forms - the forms (2007, Threespheres)

I recently reviewed the first album of The Leap Year, mastered by Bob Weston (Shellac) and my main argument against them was that their sound and songwriting was too much influenced by early nineties alternative indie rock American bands. This second album by The Forms suffers from the same problems.

They sound a lot like a smoother version of bands like Shudder To Think, Three Mile Pilot, Sunny Day Real Estate or Dismemberment Plan without bringing something new or original to the game. Their main advantage is the production of Steve Albini (Shellac) who helped them to achieve their goal. This album is for you if you are nostalgic of this late nineties era.


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