These Curious Thoughts – What Is It, And How Did It Get In There EP (CD)


Daughter of Morpheus is arranged beautifully, with These Curious Thoughts threating a ropy line through the track. The same dry humor that brought such great fame to Weezer is present here, while there is a fun feel that never goes away. This honest and earnest effort allows These Curious Thoughts the ability to shine, as the band is unafraid to adopt diametrically opposed styles.

A track on the What Is It… EP may take up the standards of five or six different genres; Daughter of Morpheus wears this protean and scintillating approach to sound proudly. John Wayne starts off with a haunting guitar line. The vocals begin soon after and spin off the track in an absurd and thought-provoking way. These Curious Thoughts are able to succeed in the EP format as they lay out themselves fully in the five tracks that comprise this work. Where many acts use only the harmonies achieved by vocals, I feel that the lyrics presented here allow for the album to be replayed often. Lost In Confusion is an epic track; weighing in slightly over the five-minute mark, it allows These Curious Thoughts to take on the art form perfected by acts like Queen or Boston.

Even with this epic drapery, These Curious Thoughts find ample conceptual space to tool around in punk, Kansas or Styx-fueled rock, and touch upon “Losing My Religion”-era R.E.M.. There are only five tracks on the What Is It… EP, but These Curious Thoughts lay it all out on the line. I cannot wait to hear what the band can do on a full-length release.

Top Tracks: Lead Balloon, Daughter of Morpheus

Rating: 8.6/10

These Curious Thoughts – What Is It, And How Did It Get In There EP (CD) / 2012 Self / 5 Tracks /

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