Concrete Bed - Nada Surf - The Weight Is A Gift
If you don't already have it, go buy "Let Go"!! This is highly recommended! Highlights include: the entire album! Matthew Caws understands the value of hardship and speaks of it so eloquently it moves me every time I listen to "The Weight is a Gift".
Ever asked yourself the age-old question, "why do bad things happen to good people" or Adolf Wolfi Never Died - Monolyth & Cobalt - Polarlicht me"?
Ever think about personal responsibility in regards to your feelings? This cd may bring comfort and answers. It does so for me. But that was not my first impression upon listening to this cd.
After the first listen I was so-so about it; basic, well-crafted pop that would likely gather dust on the shelf. But instead of blowing it off I kept listening and Nada Surf pulled me in. It's very well recorded, the band plays great and Caws has a wonderful voice, and all this leading to a performance that is more than the sum of it's parts.
Now I cannot listen to "Weight" without being moved. There is a lifetime of experience in these 11 songs and Nada Surf Concrete Bed - Nada Surf - The Weight Is A Gift it out ever so eloquently. In regards to both the music and the metaphor, believe it: the weight IS a gift.
As a person who likes indy rock, it is hard for me to often let co-workers and friends sample different bands. Not because I want to horde all the "cool music" in hopes that while sitting at an art Concrete Bed - Nada Surf - The Weight Is A Gift I can say something like, "have you heard of said cool band?
There are no heavy guitar riffs, no raspy vocals, just a pure, steady rock sound with lots of creativity and heart. So next time you are at the water cooler talking about music, tell your cubicle buddy about Nada Surf, because everyone can relate to good music.
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase. It's that good good. I think their next album, "Lucky" is Concrete Bed - Nada Surf - The Weight Is A Gift best one so far, but this one has two cuts that I like better than any other Nada Surf song: "All is a Game", and "Blankest Year". And they run back-to-back on this album! This Weve Got The Funk (Extended Beat) - Infobeat - Weve Got The Funk an excellent CD!
The first I've purchased by Concrete Bed - Nada Surf - The Weight Is A Gift Surf, and I really like their music. Unlike some bands, all their songs do not sound the same. Different music, and every song is good! Good record, not a great pressing. Sounds great! Customers also viewed these items. Let Go [Vinyl]. Lucky [Vinyl]. Proximity Effect [Vinyl]. Upon its reissue inLet Go had already positioned itself to be an indie rock milestone in the making for Nada Surf.
They'd left the major labels behind for Barsuk and remained for their fourth album, The Weight Is a Gift. The punk threads found on Let Go are much more relaxed this time out.
The Weight Is a Gift is a soothing fit for those who grew up with the band. Nada Surf have composed fine songs for free-thinking, analytical, and pensive individuals, without being overly complex. It's more of an emotive affair, with soft-hued guitar layers, hushed harmonies, and frontman Matthew Caws ' signature aching, bittersweet vocals. From the gloomy orchestrations of "My Legs Grow" and the shiny hopes of "All Is a Game" to the more unapologetic, rollicking moments such as "Blankest Year" and "Armies Walk," the disc never loses momentum.
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