Review Summary: Let's talk about Adorno, shall we?
It’s pretty emotive stuff, isn’t it? It’s like you can just feel
the singer pour himself out to you. That sounds incredibly emo, doesn’t it? Yeah, I guess so- but then again this is a distinctly emo record. I don’t think it quite avoids the over-emotive cliche, but I don’t really mind. It’s like- you know what to expect, it doesn’t surprise you, but you don’t feel let down anyway. Do you have a staple meal at any restaurant? When I go to Carrabbas I always
get the same thing: chicken parmesan, and some hot & spicy soup, of course. Said And Unsaid
is a bit like that, deliciously cliche and fulfilling. Predictable with their take on emo, yes... boring? Definitely not. I’ve been listening to more and more of this *** lately, and I honestly have a hard time finding music along these lines that I don’t
like. Weird, huh? Anyway, I hope I don’t get burnt out- because I’m really lovin’ what I get out of it- and it’s been all Said And Unsaid
for the time being.
Just look at that album cover! I mean that band couldn’t be from anywhere but
Portugal, right? Yeah, I’ve never been either... anyway back to the record of my week here. It’s really simple to describe, thankfully. I love it- it’s bouncy emo- such easy listening that those that don’t get near the genre might find easy listening in “One Thirty Six” or “Said And Unsaid.” Everything on Adorno’s latest is very intelligible- if that makes any sense. From the lyrics, to the guitar lines, to the fairly clean production, it all fits pretty well into a neat little package, pretty easy to grasp. Instead of chaotic, everything just feels so orderly and tidy.
God I just wish there was something
that just stands out on this album so well it makes you wanna listen over and over... oh wait! Did I mention the vocals are amazing? To me at least- they just feel very genuine. It’s weird- it actually took me a little to realize this and it definitely wasn’t striking. It was after the gang yelling on “Untitled,” that the singer comes back in all alone. Everything just... fits
. Once again, very clean, very intelligible, and definitely passionate.
what this keeps reminding me of! Snowing! Seriously, if Snowing had taken a different, more structured approach, I could easily see them making Said And Unsaid
Yeah... I like Snowing, too. This is just... different. The production and structure and overall clean-ness really lends itself to better listenability, I think. Oh, you want some weaknesses of Adorno here? Honestly, it’s a bit hard to pinpoint. My biggest complaint would go hand-in-hand with what I feel is also one of Adorno’s strengths- you know exactly what you’re getting here. This is fun, bouncy emo, nothing more and nothing less, really. It’s a little contradictory, I know- but it’s just kind of restricting at times. The instrumentation isn’t mind-blowing, in fact there’s not one amazing
quality on the album. Do I think I’ll be listening to it in a year? Sure- I’m sure I’ll grow out of this “emo” phase, but I can’t imagine not
wanting to listen to something so likable, simple, and endearing. It’s fun though- I think you’ll like it.