The Soundtrack2 team have spent a lot of time unearthing music to add into its audiocasts. But rarely do we feel sufficiently by new music to write a review. Until now.
Enter Engineers Three Fact Finder. A near-flawless album by a UK band that had trouble getting it released, virtually every track is a stunner. It’s not revolutionary; but the band speaks in their own voice and have something to say.
I could gush on and on about this worse than a 14-year-old who just discovered The Smiths. I encourage you to purchase this album and listen to it repeatedly from beginning to end. If you like what we play here, it will make you happy.
2. “Sometimes I Realise” – Audiocast15 dropped this mellow rock anthem and I still can’t get enough of it! And just when you think it’s peaked, another layer comes to take you higher.
8. “Three Fact Finder” – You know when the title track of an album is kinda weird and different than the rest of the album?
9. “Song For Andy” – Plaintive, melancholy track about a dude named Andy. Only the English can do heart-on-sleeve sensitive without sounding cheesy. Them and Montreal’s Stars, but Torq is originally from the UK.
13. “What Pushed Us Together” – For me, great albums leave a lasting impression with the closing song. After the light and darkness that runs through the rest of the album, Engineers end on a hopeful note.
Could this be the feel-good hit album of the summer of 2009?