Rooftop Suicide Club “Always Like This”

Album Reviews | Aug 23rd, 2005

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Record Label: Stop, Pop, And Roll, Inc.
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Rooftop Suicide Club. Cool name for a band. “Always Like This” isn’t a bad CD either.

Upon first listen, I was impressed with the variety of songs on this album. Rooftop Suicide Club plays what could be considered “light indie rock”. They do have a couple of rock gems throughout this disc, but the majority of their songs are of a lighter nature. A lot of their songs rely heavily on the combination of soft guitar licks and even softer piano notes. I’ll admit that this usually isn’t the kind of music that I would find myself listening to, but on a rainy day, this would be the perfect mood music to just sit back to and contemplate life. This album just has that somber feeling throughout.

Musically, the band is great and they seem to be quite talented and the production on “Always Like This” is top notch. I enjoyed the wide array of instruments that appear on most of the songs…everything from a trumpet and a cello to an organ and a glockenspiel. (Whatever the hell that is. Sounds cool anyway.) This adds a lot of depth that normally isn’t found on a rock album and I love the guitar solos that appear from time to time. Three thumbs up!

The only things that really bothered me about this album were some of the songs in general. There were your average length songs of both the hard and soft nature, but then there were some six or seven minute long snoozers. I’m not particularly fond of long, drawn out songs and at times I found myself wondering if this was still the same song that I was listening to five minutes ago. I was very bored with this CD at times.

To sum things up, if you’re looking for some good old fashioned, new-age indie rock, then Rooftop Suicide Club is for you. If you’re looking for some harder rock to liven up your life, stray away from “Always Like This”. It is a good listen for someone with more sophisticated tastes than your average radio-friendly listener.

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Notable Tracks: Indie Girl, Want To Go, Radio, Gold Rush
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