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Spectacular Fantastic, The / Consume
Album:Consume Collection:General
Artist:Spectacular Fantastic, The Added:03/2008
Label:Ionik Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-05-04 Pull Date:2008-07-06 
Week Ending:29 Jun22 Jun15 Jun1 Jun25 May18 May11 May
Airplays:1111221

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 24, 2008:Time Traveler
I Don't Want To Live
4.May 29, 2008:The Joy 'n Danny Division
I Don't Want To Live
2.Jun 17, 2008:Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Limitless And Free
5.May 20, 2008:Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Limitless And Free
3.Jun 10, 2008:Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
I Don't Want To Live
6.May 19, 2008:Now's the time
Limitless And Free

Album Review
Phil Andrews
Reviewed 2008-04-27 
Consume by The Spectacular Fantastic

Short 5 track disc of indie pop, clocking in at a total of 12 minutes. Vocals are tinged with echo/delay. Mike Detmer's vocals are high and despite being pushed to strain, feel like they were sung with ease, as if he's comfortable in that register.

_1_: falsettos on a pop/rock guitar bed.
*2: high energy pop. The Killers meets Sloan
3: simple lyrics, multiple guitars, and drums.
4: short, simple number with repetitive chording and plodding lyrics. guitar/drums until vocals start at +0:27/-1:32
5: feels like an early/mid-career STP song, mostly from vocals. half way through the guitar ends up in left channel, bass in right channel. more of a basic, darker rocker than the rest of the disc.

RIYL: Killers, Sloan, maybe Kings of Leon
FCC: All clean
REC: _1_, 2
Personal observation: the vocal delay/echo used to beef up the vocals gets boring after a while. I would love to see this band with a backup singer or co-vocalist.

Track Listing
1.Limitless And Free 3.Top Of The Stair
2.I Don't Want To Live 4.Tiny Little Heart
 5.Sympathy