Script

The Script

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There is no getting around it: the Script are unabashedly cheesy. But it is a very good kind of cheesy, done so skilfully there is simply no resisting it, if only as a guilty pleasure. The "together we cry" refrain that kicks off their first record is a perfect opener -- it proceeds the same way from there, strings and keyboards overshadowing the simple guitar lines…  See more details below

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There is no getting around it: the Script are unabashedly cheesy. But it is a very good kind of cheesy, done so skilfully there is simply no resisting it, if only as a guilty pleasure. The "together we cry" refrain that kicks off their first record is a perfect opener -- it proceeds the same way from there, strings and keyboards overshadowing the simple guitar lines and Danny O'Donoghue crooning his heart out, as serious about his love woes as any 16-year-old has ever been. But the music is, all told, prime pop
ock, with solid rhythmic grooves and passably energetic guitars, and that goes a long way toward selling the songs. It's not reckless or fuzzy enough for power pop; instead, the prime rock influence is U2, with guitar textures free of reverb but still simmering with romantic tension much the way the Edge likes 'em, though the piano is also as prominent in the mix. Between Coldplay and the Fray, the Script are not the first by far to plunder U2's legacy and reinvent it this way, but the Script are the most straightforward of the bunch, keeping the songs uncluttered and focusing on emotion, not arrangements; this pays off, with the exception of one blunder, the unbearable '80s trip "Rusty Halo." It's sappy as a maple plantation, but the rock part gives Script's debut just enough honesty to keep it firmly above the soulless, teary-eyed dross you'd hear in rom-com soundtracks -- even though it's every bit as melodramatic.

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Release Date:
03/17/2009
Label:
Epic
UPC:
0886973345023
catalogNumber:
733450

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The Script 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
GEMstonePW More than 1 year ago
¿¿..."We're standing on the tiny ledge, before this goes over the edge, gonna use my heart and not my head.."¿ I can't stop singing this..again and again.. Talk You Down.. A great, and heart touching song..
kevincorcoranjr More than 1 year ago
This album is an intricate collection of songs bundled into an exceptionally great package! Please do yourself and me a favor and just buy it... you will not be let down! Then check out their new single (For the First Time)... it's great!
Irish_Lady More than 1 year ago
I just love the way that this trio harmonizes together... Their music is upbeat and smooth... I find myself humming or whistling the songs hours after listening---That's what makes it so great! Good luck, guys! Keep playin'!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my new favorite CD. Can't wait to hear more from The Script.
ruchtm More than 1 year ago
Overall this is an awesome CD. There were a few songs that I didn't care for, but the ones that I love absolutely made up for it. I would recommend this CD to anyone.
Greadsforlife More than 1 year ago
If I had to put a definitive cap on their sound it would be like a mix between Coldplay and the Fray with a little bit of Jmes Morrison's sound. They have some really great tracks that have been mainstream already like Before the Worst and The Man Who Can't Be Moved, but there are other gems needed to be heard from the cd. Check it out if you can :)
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