California brothers Denny and Kenny Scott have the harmonies that only come genetically, hence the reason why several of these songs shine. Right off the bat the group comes at the listener with the power pop of “Wave” and the somewhat moodier radio-friendly, summer-driving ditty “Chemical” that brings to mind the Rembrandts. This is particularly apparent during “Love Kills” with its terribly strong melody that the band nails. Echo Jet is content with staying in this rather safe but solid framework, although “Something to Believe In” branches out a bit more with a roots-y, Midwestern hue. The same feeling can also be said for “Drive” that is tight, poppy and rather catchy. And it’s this realm which accounts for a good chunk of the album’s second half, with the sleeper pick probably being the light, airy “Okay” resembling a rowdier, rock-oriented Savage Garden at times. The final kicker is a sweet, Crowded House-tinged gem entitled “One and Only”.
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