Then Great Peacock comes around and drops a new album, and I fall in love all over again -- with them, specifically. Here's what Andrew and Blount do so well to make up for the crushing tide of mediocrity that otherwise overwhelms me:
- Andrew's lyrics cut deep. No matter how lush the backing music, his self-discipline won't allow him to write a cliched turn of phrase, and the words alone buttress the forcefulness of the band's music
- Andrew and Blount's synergy is rare. Whether in the studio or on stage, you can tell they're not only having a grand old time, they're also vibrating on a frequency that's only theirs
- Speaking of that synergy, the band as a whole does not hold itself back emotionally. This isn't just a group of people that happen to harmonize well when they sing and have fun doing it: they're baring their soul
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