“Doesn’t stand out” is unfortunately how I would describe the album as a whole, not only because of the above mentioned vocals, but also because the sound is very derivative. It just feels like we’ve heard it before, and better. Musicwise, imagine a blend of And One and In Strict Confidence without the hits and sort of in slow motion and you’ll kind of know what I mean. It’s not bad by any means, and there are some tracks I enjoy such as “My Sorrow” which has a bit more complexity to it, and is not entirely built around a bass line. “All There Is” also has a memorable chorus which is probably why it was chosen as first single.
That said, as a debut album it’s not shabby at all. I’m still looking forward to what these guys can cook up in the future. I just hope they mix it up more, with some faster songs as well and more varied production.