Lakes
Photographs


3.0
good

Review

by Troggy USER (15 Reviews)
March 14th, 2013 | 26 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: For what it's worth, slick and charming modern rock.

Lakes is a melodic rock band featuring the former lead singer of indie-pop outfit Watashi Wa, Seth Alan Roberts. The band’s debut EP Photographs contains five tracks of earnest, glossy pop-rock. You might spot a deviation, but the album is nearly entirely a soft to loud (but not too loud!) modern rock sound that puts a strong but not overdone vocal performance up front, with smooth waves of guitar sound as the anchor. As such, the whole affair comes off as quite pleasant.

Considering the album’s cover, serene sun-through-the-threes, and its songs, devoted to love realized (‘Indian Lover’), loving others (‘Love or Gain’), and love’s possibilities (‘Latersss’), everything falls into place. These tracks tell their stories without stepping on any toes, and at their best they are an enveloping presence.

While the songs are incessantly pleasant, the consistent pace and feeling throughout can be too much of a good thing. When the melodies resonate with the listener the album shines, but if they fall flat, the album becomes little more than background noise. Still though, the vocal performance of Roberts and the album’s charming themes are enough for it to earn a spot on the shelf alongside Acceptance and Copeland.



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Yotimi
March 14th 2013


6494 Comments


Watashi Wa is an old favorite. I'll jam White Flag from this every now and then

Yotimi
March 14th 2013


6494 Comments


Not sure if it's nostalgia talking or not but I still really like The Love of Life

Hawey
March 14th 2013


103 Comments


lakes

Cygnatti
March 14th 2013


21352 Comments


thinking he could sneak past sputnik's radar if he used another band name!

stupidly for him, he used his sputnik name!

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BigPleb
March 14th 2013


36631 Comments


Band name is gay

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Cygnatti
March 14th 2013


21352 Comments


it really is

toxin.
March 14th 2013


12410 Comments


yea I was hoping this was our good bi friend lakes

evilford
March 14th 2013


22552 Comments


goodbi cruel world!!

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aqualungcancer
March 14th 2013


573 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I'm sorry, but I hate lakes.

Lakes.
March 14th 2013


27728 Comments


i am going to sue these fuckers. js

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oltnabrick
March 14th 2013


30790 Comments


5 it


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tommygun
March 14th 2013


24931 Comments


gd luck

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Hawey
March 15th 2013


103 Comments


m/

Lakes.
March 15th 2013


27728 Comments


lakie

sixdegrees
March 15th 2013


17058 Comments


awful band i'm sure

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Cygnatti
March 15th 2013


21352 Comments


I can tell what my score of this will be looking at the riyl

sixdegrees
March 15th 2013


17058 Comments


this band is way better: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/soundoff.php?albumid=104457

Lakes.
March 15th 2013


27728 Comments


above the graves>

Lakes.
March 27th 2013


27728 Comments


it's funny that a band named "Lakes" is alt/indie ;]]

Lakes.
March 27th 2013


27728 Comments


it's my #1 genre in my pie chart.



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