album review :: the rosebuds :: life like
    • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2008

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    The "does art imitate life, or does life imitate art?" argument manifests itself rather handily within The Rosebuds' newest full length album, Life Like. On one hand, The Rosebuds are notorious for drastically changing their sound from album to album. Their latest offering is a mixed bag of interesting juxtapositions-- ostentatious, yet intimately accessible; morose, but strangely upbeat; grandiose, but intimately intricate. Perhaps the myriad of contrasts is an indication of the bands' latent creativity-- they're fully capable of covering a wide range of musical ground from album to album, drawing from all sorts of worldly influences without being pinned down by the inherent limitations of having "a sound." Or perhaps it's indicative of the creative direction the Raleigh, North Carolina duo are headed in, focusing rather on the inward, haunting complexity of the human psyche. Whatever the case, Life Like is a 33-minute collection of ten songs that couldn't be titled more appropriately. READ MORE...

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