Circle Takes The Square
As the Roots Undo


5.0
classic

Review

by slyguy USER (1 Reviews)
June 27th, 2008 | 35 replies | 4,311 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Beautiful

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

I realize that this already has some 5 star ratings, however, I just had to voice my opinion on the matter, please don't be too harsh, this is after all my first review.

Most people on this site know who CTTS are, if not then I assume you've been living under a rock. CTTS are an emo act that are different than probably most of the other stuff that you've heard. Everything on this album is flawless in my opinion, from the unique combination of both vocalists Drew and Cathy, to the technical instrumentation.

We're first graced with the introduction, nothing really special here, just another intro with some whistling in the background, a little freaky to be quite honest. Anyways, this will be heard in the form of a piano in the later track "Interview at the Ruins". After the introduction is over we are presented with what may arguably be the best track on the album "Same Shade As Concrete".

Rejoice, rejoice a noble birth, a prince is born
Rejoice indeed! This song goes through a lot of change and has both Drew and Cathy wailing away on the mic. The guitar work on this song is very noticable, but not quite as much as the drums which just fit perfectly. The lyrics, (poetic as they may be) tend to be a bit over-dramatic at times, this is seen throughout most of the rest of the album and is probably the only notable problem I can find with this album.

There are some punk elements to be found on this album as well. The easiest one to weed out if you ask me is "Crowquill". There are a lot of time signature changes in this song and it's only a few minutes long, this, however, adds to it. Crowquill just seems to be an in your face, fast, heavy song that's just overall fun in almost every aspect. Other songs such as "Interview at the Ruins", great as it may be, just fail to grab your attention as much as other songs do. Well this may be the easiest song for someone hearing CTTS for the first time to get into, It's also the most boring song and there are true works of art to be heard on this album.

Coming close to being the best CTTS song, "Kill the Switch" is truly wonderous to behold. Right from the beginning you know you're in for a treat. This is just one of those songs that starts out fast and just doesn't seem to let up. It's quick, it's intense, it's gut wretching, it's everything you could ever ask for in a song. I must say that the instrumentation on this track is just brutal to the max and Drew really showcases how awesome he is with his guitar.

In short, if you haven't already checked this band out, you have no idea what you're missing out on. The musicianship is great, the tracks are all perfect in their own right, the vocals are top notch and amongst some of the weirdest you'll find. While songs like "A Crater to Cough In" may seem over dramatic, or "Interview at the Ruins", may just bore the hell out of you, the album as a whole is consistent and just works. This should be in everyone's top 10 list, if not top 5.

A+


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slyguy
June 27th 2008



22 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Three things.

1) Again, be kind and please give positive criticism.
2) When the hell are they releasing new material!?
3) Does anyone else think Drew kind of sounds like the frontman from bright eyes in 'same shade as concrete' when he's singing "wade in the water child"?

IAmInsect
June 27th 2008



3800 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah not a horrible review, but you didn't really describe anything. amazing album and everything, but unfortunately i think your review will get deleted since it brings nothing new to wha'ts already been said. welcome to the site though!

kattunlover69
June 27th 2008



1194 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

^^ if they delete this review then they have numerous kid A and that computer album by radiohead reviews to delete also

Serpento
June 27th 2008



2351 Comments


as long as kat-tun is still on the site im sure the world will stay intact

I doubt the review will be deleted, it's pretty good and shows you have potential.

slyguy
June 27th 2008



22 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Thank you all for your responses. This only took me 10 minutes, I just kind of wanted to get it out of the way. I could go on forever about why this album is godly.

Yazz_Flute
June 27th 2008



18764 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah it's definitely not a bad review, but there's a lot of room for improvement. Album rules though.

Digging: Cormorant - Dwellings

slyguy
June 27th 2008



22 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Any sugestions?

HeadCharge123
June 27th 2008



475 Comments


Beef it up a bit ...give more of an idea of what the album sounds like, comment on the instrumentation, describe how the album makes you feel etc ...

But don't quote me, I dont write all that many reviews

Erratic
June 27th 2008



1120 Comments


I really like the two vocalists. This Message Edited On 06.27.08

slyguy
June 27th 2008



22 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

They're great eh?

McP3000
June 28th 2008



3941 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

really great album

however i ts quite funny to see people on this site cream all over this.

slyguy
June 28th 2008



22 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

What's so funny about it? It's cream-worthy.

descendents1
June 30th 2008



702 Comments


This album is fantastic within its genre but it sounds like shit otherwise. Just like the genre it belongs to, pretty unaccessible.

JumpTheF**kUp
June 30th 2008



2710 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

album is amazing, but i couldn't hear your review properly, it was being muffled by the sound of CTTS's dick in your mouth : /

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
June 30th 2008



17920 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This album is fantastic within its genre but it sounds like **** otherwise.

huh

ilikemusicthatsucks
June 30th 2008



1063 Comments


^He's right, this genre does pretty much suck.

foreverendeared
June 30th 2008



14678 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album is fantastic within its genre but it sounds like **** otherwise. Just like the genre it belongs to, pretty unaccessible.

i actually really don't understand this. i keep re-reading it thinking it will don on meThis Message Edited On 06.30.08

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
June 30th 2008



17920 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

^He's right, this genre does pretty much suck.

that's not what he said; he said the genre is inaccessible. stop being a retard.

ilikemusicthatsucks
June 30th 2008



1063 Comments


Be nice to me please i'm a KNEW YOUZER

SpinLightTwo
June 30th 2008



1023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

he won't be



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