Music You’ve Been Missing #7

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How Long You’ve Been
Missing Out
: 3 Years (Released September 2011)
The Album in One
Sentence
: All Get Out are masters of raucous indie rock as well as
wonderfully crafted low-volume moments, and prove it time and again over the course
of this album.
Defining Lyric: “I
saw a bridge, it pieced together two unlikely hearts. I thought it must have
been illusions or a dream of mine.” – The
Season

The Season opens
with the incredibly aggressive “My Friends”. Once the full band kicks in after
the opening guitar lines, the album starts moving and never lets up for long.
The band has an incredibly tight sound which shows their chemistry together.
The composition in this opening track alone is enough to prove their worth in
the indie rock scene. The transitions between parts are smooth and interesting
at the same time, yielding a sound that simultaneously satisfies and leaves you
excited for the next track.
As a matter of fact, the transition into “Church Doors and
Skeptics” is one of my favorites on the album because of its stark contrast. Where
only a second ago there was aggressive guitar lines and a quick tempo, there is
now a slower melody flavored with light guitar parts. All in all this track
feels very different, showing the band’s versatility. These changing sounds are
all over the album. Frequently the guitars will be chunky and loud, and others
there will be light, clean guitars or string sections.
The unifying factor in all of these tracks is Nathan
Hussey’s unique vocal tone. The sound is raw, making it possible to almost
picture Hussey standing in the sound booth cutting the track. His range is
fairly wide, from the soaring high notes and partial screams found all over
“Subject to Change” to the quiet, contemplative tone of “Let Me Go”’s bridge.
And while we’re on the topic, let’s talk about the end of
this album. In my eyes, this song ends with a three-part song constructed of
“The Season” “Let Me Go” and “Come and Gone”, although I’m sure you could
debate that a bit. The three tracks share some common lyrical themes, and the
latter two flow seamlessly into each other. To me, these last 15 minutes of the
album make the entire thing entirely replayable. The Season plays out like a great movie where the tension build all
the way to the last minute, and then reaches a satisfying end. Every time I
finish the album, I want to spin it again and experience the build up from the
beginning.
As always, you can stream this album on Spotify. It’s
definitely worth a listen. It will definitely feel like a short 40 minutes by
the time you get to the end.

By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!