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Suit Of Lights: Suit Of Lights

Suit Of Lights has released its self titled debut of cynical, alt-rock tinged songs. The music is one part Costello and one part The Eels. Joe Darone is joined by seven other musicians to record this debut CD. Darone has a wry sense of humor and isn't shy about the topics he chooses. The music is vocal oriented and Darone does a fine job with his delivery.

The only true rocker on Suit Of Lights is the opener "Waking Up Is Good". This is almost Third Eye Blind like in its use of power chords and chorus. The CD slows down starting with "Goodbye Silk City" which has a nice horn section accompaniment. "Slap Me Five" is another ballad about a self-destructive alcoholic's life. By the time we get to "Lifetime" we are mostly confronted with filler that doesn't have the same intensity as earlier songs.

The music on Suit Of Lights may contain too much radio-friendly pop for most of the readers of Sea Of Tranquility, but Darone has a pretty good touch with songwriting. This is musically a fairly simplistic CD, but like Costello, the sarcasm behind the lyrics adds the missing ingredient on several songs. For a debut Suit Of Lights is a pretty good effort. My guess is that we should hear better things as Darone improves his craft.

Track Listing
1) Waking Up Is Good (3:39)
2) Out Of The Running (3:46)
3) Goodbye Silk City (3:47)
4) Slap Me Five (3:23)
5) Who Stands Beneath A Dream (4:48)
6) Lifetime (3:19)
7) The Air Of Ambition (3:38)
8) Into The Light (3:40)
9) Swallow (3:47)
10) This Night (2:30)

Added: May 9th 2005
Reviewer: Steve Ambrosius
Related Link: Suit Of Lights
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Language: english

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