Artist: Balance and Composure
Album: The Things We Think We're Missing
Label: No Sleep Records
Release Date: September 10th, 2013
Things We Think We're Missing starts off with the aggressive "Parachutes" that really shows off the talent that Jon Simmons has when singing. You can hear more of that talent displayed on the blistering track "Notice Me". The album flows very well with only a few spots that seem a bit out place. Take for example the acoustic track "Dirty Head". While it is not a bad song by any means, it sounds bit like a possible B-side track that they put on the record to take up some space. Never the less Balance and Composure really seem to have it all together on this album. The two singles "Tiny Raindrop" and "Reflection" that were released earlier this year sound even better now they have some purpose in the album as a whole. Mix the fantastic musicianship with the emotional lyrics, and you have one of the best albums of the year.
Balance and Composure has put together an album that doesn't feel tiresome, or overproduced. You can really feel the effort they put into it and the growth they have experienced. I said earlier that Balance and Composure have created a masterpiece, and I would stand by that. If there is one record you buy this year, make it this one.
Reviewed by Tabor Brown
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