Capn Design

Rating: of 10

Promise Ring : Wood/Water

Emos beware, this album will only make you cry because it is so good. If you want to emote, then turn to Belle and Sebastian. As has been rumored, and I've mentioned in the blog, this album has a big Wilco sound, which is definitely a good thing. The album is head and shoulders above the rest of the stuff they've done.

What's interesting is that they decided to follow their gut and make this album instead of following the success of Very Emergency. Becoming the next Get Up Kids or Jimmy Eat World would have been a snap. I respect the direction they took mostly because I've been growing that way and following your gut is usually the right thing to do.