Usually random bands I discovering Googling away my homework hours don't turn out to produce CDs review-worthy. I get one, two songs and then put it to rest. No so with Rediscover. At first I thought I was listening to Forrest's (from Hellogoodbye) twin brother's band, but upon further inquiry - nay. Is Rediscover revolutionary or a complete breath of fresh air? I wouldn't go that far. But they are a twist on the typical electro pop band, and they are trying hard to open that window for the fresh air. And, to set themselves apart from similar acts out there like hellogoodbye and The Postal Service, they wrote a song about crossdressing. Rave on.
I'm not sure if this is intentional, but as the CD progresses, the songs seem to get slower. The first four are fairly fast, beat-dropping songs, but the last two tone it down a little. I still wouldn't call them "slow songs" or "electronic ballads", but they are Rediscover's attempt at them, and the result isn't half bad.
The first song, "Baby's Got Her Gun Out", is definately a good song to start off the CD with. It examplifies what the CD is all about - fast, electronic beats and putting cutesy lines together to form a fast, rush of a song. If you listen to this song and don't like it, most likely you won't like the rest of the CD either. (3.5/5)
Continuing on in the vein of fast electric dance songs, the next song is appropriately titled "Shake It". Often it seems as if the two songs blend into each other, as they are both the same speed, sung similarly in terms of pitch and timing, and are nearly on the same topic. Is it a bad song? No. It just doesn't stick out. (3/5)
"Do You Think". Boy dates girl. Thinks she is beautiful. But...boy breaks up with girl. Before she leaves however, he inquires if she thinks he looks good in a dress. Then procedes to babble on more about girl, but in the end all that matter about the song is
"Did I ever tell you
That you look so hot
In that mini skirt
But on me it looks so much prettier."
The song's variating speed, and most definately its lyrics, set it apart from the two that proceded it. (4/5)
The next song reverts back to the first two song's style of writing: fast, electric, a great dance song. A greater dance song. "Kiss Me" takes the first two songs and adds some needed better lyrics and in the end, it works. The concept is simple enough: going to a club, seeing a girl dancing, flirting, ultimately going home with her. "I don't want you to leave without dancing with me, I don't want you to leave before you kiss me." Add a rival that makes you repeat throughout the song "I really think he sees you looking at me", and defeating said rival at the end of the song, where the repeated line gets a little tweak to "I really hope he sees you leaving with me." The chorus is so catchy that it may be hard to keep from singing it. (5/5)
The next song, "I Consume You", is kind of a slap in the face. After the dance-happy first four songs, Rediscover slows down the tempo a little, makes the lyrics easier to hear, and comes out with an ok song. After so much dancing, you might just be tired listening to this song. (2.5/5)
After "I Consume You", you may think another slower song, "My Pretty Eyes" would just be superflous and redundant. But I have to say I quite enjoy this song. It's a simple love song that makes you smile and vaguely reminds me of The Postal Service. The repitition serves well, and the lyrics are sweet:
"And I just wanna feel you close to me
And I just wanna feel you feeling me.
Because tonight will be the last night
That you ever see my pretty eyes.
And you can finally sleep
Without your telephone ringing.
And you can finally be
Better, better without me."
The CD's title also comes from this song from the lyric "You fell down, so get back up kid. Well I did, so call me when you get this," which are possibly the best two lines out of all the songs.
Rediscover went out on a limb with this one, and it worked. When first listening to the CD, one of the first four will probably capture you, but after a while, this is the one that stands the test of time and comes out on top. (5/5)