Drakes Hotel

Tell Me Everything

by Jason MacNeil

27 June 2007

 

Drakes Hotel starts off Tell Me Everything with a very strong tune entitled “Broadcast to the Addicted”—the sound coming across like the gorgeous but omitted tune from the Lost in Translation soundtrack. Lead singer Amy Drake shines throughout the album, especially on the Garbage-like “Red”, a tight radio-friendly nugget that never stalls. But “Some Will Say” takes a little longer than desired to warm up to, particularly with its murky, winding psychedelic feel. Fortunately the band redeems themselves with a thick slab of Jesus and Mary Chain-esque rock during “Wreck” and the equally hypnotic “Nullified”, which is probably the strongest song here. And that’s saying a hell of a lot. The homestretch contains other little jewels like the lighter, melodic “Songs I Forgot About” that resembles Luna as does the haunting “These Things.” Another slow-building gem is the soaring “Above The Voices”, a song that will have you hitting repeat time and again.

Tell Me Everything

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