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CD Review: Adair – The Destruction of Everything…

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What’s the 4-1-1?
Debut album for the St. Louis-based five piece.

Genre
Modern rock / hard rock

The Good
Driving riffs and resonating licks set the pace for “Barricade the Doors.” Vocalist Rob Tweedie has a good melodic tone without coming off too whiney. Tweedie mixes melody with emotional outbursts on the mid-tempo track “I Buried My Heart in Cosmo Park.” “Folding and Unfolding” focuses more on vocals than instrumentation. “The Diamond Ring” has a nice flow to it with its smooth rhythm changes and slow building crescendo. The riffs get heavier and the licks get more prevalent on “The Ghosts of Who We Were.”

The Bad
Adair can construct a decent song, but no matter how many times I listen to them, I just can’t get into them. The lyrics tend to go over your head, and there’s no repetition with the music.

The Verdict
Adair are a great bunch of guys and are passionate about what they do. Unfortunately, I found their music to be rather average and dull.

Did You Know?
The band’s name came from a baby book of names. It is a European family name that stands for nobility.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

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