This Holiday Life â€“ The Beginning of the End of the World / 2007 Self / 10 Tracks / http://www.thisholidaylife.com /
This Holiday Life start out their â€œThe Beginning of the End of the Worldâ€ with â€œA Yes, Not A Noâ€. During â€œA Yes, Not A Noâ€, This Holiday Life show that they are consummate professionals, creating a style of music that is simultaneously catchy and intricate. The band puts a stronger foot forward with their â€œMission Control To My Heartâ€. Hints of U2 are present, even as the band crafts an emotionally intense, current type of rock. â€œMission Control To My Heartâ€ is a track that could easily bring This Holiday Life fame; the bandâ€™s blend of Weezer and Snow Patrol will bring individuals by the barrelful to their cause. The product ion is rich and vibrant, giving the overall composition a polish that is similar to that present during the last Foo Fighters album. The slower, more slinky style of â€œMotivationâ€â€ shows a different side to This Holiday Life.
The band eventually gets into a dance-punk groove, but keeps things slower and more deliberate to create a completely unique sound to the track. The presence of â€œMotivationâ€ on â€œThe Beginning of the End of the Worldâ€ opens up further opportunities for This Holiday Life, as they can take tacks in either the direction taken by â€œMission Control To My Heartâ€ or â€œMotivationâ€. Of particularly note during â€œMotivationâ€ has to be the stomping/clapping chorus that gets all listening in into a groove that is utterly infectious. The band finds another single in their â€œUndercoverâ€. This track brings the perfect blend of faster and slower tempos, and acts as a middle ground for the quicker tempo of â€œMission Control To My Heartâ€ and the slower sound of â€œMotivationâ€.
The narrative that is created throughout the entirety of â€œThe Beginning of the End of the Worldâ€ is enough to keep individuals listening through the entirety of the disc, and will likely keep individuals interested until that time when This Holiday Life can craft another album. This Holiday Life has added so much to their sound since the days of â€œFrictionâ€, a feat in itself considering the compelling compositions that were present theoughout each of the tracks on the disc. Buy â€œThe Beginning of the End of the Worldâ€, see This Holiday Life live, and be taken aback by their catchy approach to rock music today and in the years that are definitely going to come for the act.
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