the paper chase reviewJuly 21, 2006
I’ve been wanting to post my reivew of the paper chase’s new CD, Now You Are One Of Us for quite some time now, but I haven’t been able to bring myself to it. Part of the reason is I am busy and I procrastinate, but the bigger part is that the CD just does not excite me. As a huge fan of the band, I am really having trouble getting on board with this disc. They have really worn out the “ooh we’re scary because we were traumatized as kids and are now mentally unstable story lines.” I could have pulled the songs titles out of a hat filled with various combinations of the band’s previous song titles. Listening to the CD, I was able to predict nearly every key change and chord progression. Singer John Congleton literally sounds tired on the very first track and maintains that sense of non-urgency throughout the album. It’s still good, but by far my least favorite of all of their albums. Indie Workshop summed up my thoughts very well in their recent review of the CD, available, here.