- Map of the Sky
Danger's Coming to Get Me
line of this album sums up Crumbox's Map of the Sky : "This
is not a punk rock song."
is it? To be frank, it is nothing you haven't heard before
- your average alternative rock band. Included on the album
are plenty of power-pop tunes, focusing on the inner lamentations
of the world and its current state. "Gravity Girl," an uptempo
piece about the problems of overcrowding and the desire to
defy gravity and leave this world, opens the album. The rest
of the album continues this trend of inquisitive, yet commonplace
their sound is nothing new or extraordinary, it is catchy.
The production was done by Caleb Southern, the producer of
both Ben Folds Five albums, as well as Ben's solo project,
Fear of Pop. Southern's influences are readily apparent on
the album, giving it a feel similar to previous Ben Folds
Five work, but the final product is closer to Harvey Danger's
"Where Have all the Merrymakers Gone?"
surface, this album may appear to be a failed attempt at a
pop album. This is not the case. If you are looking to find
a band to replace your Harvey Danger, pick this up - they
were even so polite as to change Harvey Danger's hook "Paranoia,
paranoia everybody's coming to get me." to "Underrated, overage
and everyone's afraid to accept me."
of the Sky
out of 5.0