Album Review: The Long Haul
08/02/2010 Leave a comment
Album name: The Long Haul
Band: eating alone
The Long Haul is an album by electro-acoustic band eating alone. The band is made of only multi-instrumentalist Matt Cameron. Matt Cameron blew me away with his debut album, The Long Haul. The album deals with the subject of Cameron’s estranged father and the various feeling, thoughts and emotions he went through dealing with it. The sound of the album is very dreamy and very atmospheric with acoustic guitar throughout. The lyrics pull on your heartstrings, as they are blunt and to the point on some songs and poetic on others. The production is great seeing as the record was completely produced solely by Matt Cameron. Overlapping vocal tracks and glass crashing are really cool tricks used on the songs. Overall, I highly recommend this album.
P.S Look at the names of the songs in order. Kinda cool, eh?
Song By Song:
The Long Haul- A-/B+. Great production
When I Was A Kid- B+. Indian-sitar feel to this.
You Were Never Around- B
I Though If I Had Been Better- A. Heartbreaking.
You Wouldn’t HAve Given Me Up- A-
And I Wouldn’t Have To Pretend To Forget About You- A-/B+
Whoever You Are- A. Great little song.
Over The Years I’ve Wondered Where You’ve Been- A-. Nihilistic.
And Tonight, In This Hotel Room- B+/A-
I Wonder If I’ll Ever See You Again- A-/B+
I Sent This In A Letter- B
But It Got To You Too Late- B+
And Came Back Crumpled, Saying- A. My favorite track on the album.
Person Unknown, Return To Sender- A-
Overall Grade: A-/B+