Circles Around the Sun
Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 00:09
A majority of bands don’t take too much time coming out with new albums, but Dispatch on the other hand took 12 years.
It is obvious there is still chemistry between the members of Dispatch; even with this long time off they picked up right where they left off and continue to grow.
As it is in a lot of other albums, the most popular song is the title of the album. In this case it is Circles Around The Sun kicking off the album.
It’s hard to believe that after 12 years Dispatch could pull off such a hit. The first four songs definitely leave a crowd wanting more.
“Not Messin’” starts slow, then the guitar and vocal come in at a fast paced beat. It brings back a touch of older music, but is still refreshing.
Then there is “Get Ready Boy” that doesn’t waste any time getting straight to the lyrics. There is just the right amount of background music to complement the vocals.
However, once you make it to track five, the uprising heat is lost. With “Josaphine,” there is a lot of repetition. This track moving into the second half represents the rest of Circles Around The Sun.
The second half is much slower, but still has the instrumentation to pull in listeners. Dispatch took a risk coming back and aren’t going down without a fight.
The new album is bold and meek at the same time, which isn’t necessarily a negative.