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Something Corporate - 2002 Leaving Through The Window

Andrew McMahon - vocals, organ, piano
Josh Partington - guitars, vocals
William Tell - guitars, vocals
Clutch - bass
Brian Ireland - drums, vocals

The artwork for 'Leaving Through the Window', featuring a scantily-clad woman, well, leaving through the window, may trigger preconceptions that Something Corporate are another brainless modern rock band recycling what's already come before. Not so, as this album is a refreshing twist for the genre, utilising piano and strings to maximum effect to give the band a rich, full sound that comfortably fits with the boundless energy and contagious melody the songs possess.

The Songs
The mature-sounding 'Astronaut' is perhaps the best example of Something Corporate's craft, brilliantly harnessing Andrew McMahon's pleading vocals with an instantly accessible piano-based hookline. 'Cavanaugh Park' is along similar lines, and 'Drunk Girl' has a distinct retro feel. The breathless trio of 'I Want to Save You', 'Punk Rock Princess' and 'I Woke Up In a Car' prove the band's rock credentials impressively, and the whole album is characterised by a sonic diversity and melodic consistency that remains throughout.

In Summary
'Leaving Through the Window' is one of the best debuts of the past couple of years, and it is to be hoped that MCA persevere with the band for more than one album. Given a chance, long-term talent like Something Corporate could rescue the current sorry state of the industry.


Track Listing:
01 I Want to Save You
02 Punk Rock Princess
03 I Woke up in a Car
04 If You C Jordan
05 The Astronaut
06 Hurricane
07 Cavanaugh Park
08 Fall
09 Straw Dog
10 Good News
11 Drunk Girl
12 Not What It Seems
13 You're Gone
14 Globes & Maps

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