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The Quiet: Let It Fall

by on August 17, 2010

7.3/10

As an independent four-piece band out of LA, The Quiet have been compared stylistically to Van Morrison and Ben Folds, among others. With their piano-driven pop rock and their suddle harmonies, The Quiet’s second album (yes, Greatest Hits was their first…) is a fun, rocking album that can be listened to over and over again.

The album opens with “You Call Me Home”, a song that sets the stage for the rest of the album. An opening guitar lick drives the song through familiar turns and twists as it builds up to an exciting and energetic bridge that takes the listener to the ending chorus. A strong opener, it follows the song structure that the rest of the album abides by.

The rest of the album consists of songs that are good, but not great. Songs like “Just the Same”, “Out of My Head” and “Let it Fall” are all fun to listen to/good to rock out to songs, but none of them stand out amongst the rest. Only, “At Your Side”, the last song on the album, stands out with “You Call Me Home” as the best tracks on the album. Driven by piano, the traditional chord progression draws on many emotions as it moves through verse and chorus, until the bridge (again, the bridge is the most interesting part of the song), takes the song to a new energy level. With its perfectly accentuated guitar that leads into a distorted solo, a chorus of harmonies leads the song into its closing chorus. As an energetic, loud song, it is the perfect closer to the album.

While Let It Fall is not musically exciting or interesting, it is a fun album to listen to nonetheless. This band should be getting more publicity than it currently is and I cannot wait to see where they go next!

-Flow

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