It’s said that a picture is worth 1000 words. If we accept that as fact, then what is a video worth? Could a simple 60 second video count as a review for an album? And if so, could a band review their own album with a 60 second video?
I wondered all of this as I pondered what I was going to write about Glossary’s new album, Long Live All Of Us.
It’s easy to write about an album. Describe the sound, toss out a few comparison bands, throw in a cliche or two and you’re done. Some albums such as Long Live All Of Us, well, they need more. Simply describing the sound of Long Live All Of Us would be doing a disservice to it. Sometimes an album is about feel and I’m not talented enough to capture the feel of this album with words, but lead singer Joey Kneiser did it perfectly with this video:
That’s it. Long Live All Of Us feels like dancing barefoot in a field with your girl. It’s Essential Listening, and while there are probably lots of better songs, it’s probably the best album to come out this year.
RIYL: essential, kickass, and cannonballs
And who doesn’t like cannonballs?