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Thursday, January 8, 2004

Review - Most Every Night

Artist: Lying in States

Posted on Thu, Jan 8, 2004 at 4:00 AM

Most Every Night
Label: Flameshovel
Media: CD
Format: Album
WorkNameSort: Most Every Night

Lying In States plies a strangely beguiling concoction of brawny angularity, brainy dreaminess and organic twitchiness. Coming from Chicago, any of those three could be expected from a band, but it's rare that a band (from anywhere) could breathlessly blend such disparate elements. But on LIS's debut album, the five-piece has a little something for everybody, wrapped up in an album that's surprisingly cohesive. Few bands could get away with following up a sublime acoustic ballad like "We" with a herky-jerky rocker like "Tackle Me On Fire," but Lying in States pulls it off beautifully.

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