You know how your favorite band finally announces they're coming out with a new CD? Do you know the excitement, and anticipation that builds up inside of you while waiting the so many months for the CD to finally be released? You know, one of those CDs where the first thing you do the day it comes out is go buy it? You're so excited for the CD that you un wrap it on the way to your car and as soon as you unlock the door you pop it in the CD player, you expect something amazing, because well, the last CD was. It's kind of like that, except when the CD starts, you have to keep changing the song to try and find one worth listening to. Almost three years after hit CD "One Fell Swoop," The Spill Canvas delivers the long awaited new album, "No Really, I'm Fine." I was so excited for this album I got it the day it came out, I prepared myself the entire day, expecting nothing short of amazing. I was disappointed. The entire CD with few exceptions seems to be The Spill Canvas, revamped, less complex lyrics, along with a more upbeat undertone. "We're destruction at its finest," a line from the Chorus to the first song "Reckless Abandonment." I love the chorus it's amazing, and this song is one of the exceptions of the album that I've actually fallen in love with. This song has a new tone to it but is also gives you that Spill Canvas feel. Along with "Hush Hush," these two may be the best songs on the CD. "Battles," sounds strangely similar to, "Teleport A and B," from their previous album. It's another song that actually sits well with me. "Low Fidelity," sounds strangely like a song done by Anberlin, while they also have a tendency to have a musical feel like Breaking Benjamin. The new sound is awkward, it's not bad, but like I said, It just isn't the Spill Canvas. When you wait three years to put out an album, everyone is expecting something similar, or along the lines of the album you got recognized on. It's really difficult to switch it up and still have all of your fans go with you, I'm not really a fan of the new CD, it's good but maybe I'm biased.
2 out of 5 [BS]