Reviews in 200 Words

Loud Planes Fly Low, The Rosebuds

In Album on July 13, 2011 at 3:35 am
Yeats wrote “The Second Coming” in 1919, in the aftermath of WWI, and released that now nearly cliché, Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. But goddamn if it isn’t the truest line there is. Things constantly fall apart–being human is living through it, learning something, getting stronger, forgiving. Originally, in the 1950s, The Rosebuds consisted of Richard and Linda Thompson; but, things fell apart. Now, the band is reliving that turmoil, Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp are ending one part of their relationship, but they’re creating–they’re holding on to what they’ve got. They’re still there–and that’s something. No matter how much you plan ahead, you’re usually wrong. That’s not to say that people should stop planning, but, The Rosebuds seem to suggest that nothing is as it seems on the surface; how many times have we all learned that? These songs remind us that falling apart is more normal than not–but knowing doesn’t make it any easier to live through. Disaster is disastrous. Every time. There’s a lot of perspective here: of course loud planes fly low—of course what’s right in front of us seems most colossal. But, we rebuild; we make new. 

-Micah Ling
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