Whisper War

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All Music Guide - Katherine Fulton
From the very beginning of Whisper War, it becomes obvious that Las Vegas' the Cab are indebted to Panic at the Disco and Fall Out Boy, and not just because Pete Wentz and Spencer Smith are listed in the liner notes as members of the band's A&R team. Over the album's first three songs ("One of Those Nights," "Bounce," and "I'll Run"), the Cab musically reference both bands, as well as Maroon 5, in enough ways that they run the risk of sounding like imitators. Some leniency is merited -- their debut captures a group of musicians just barely out of high school, so it's understandable that the Cab would work with what's familiar -- and Whisper War does show that they ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Katherine Fulton
From the very beginning of Whisper War, it becomes obvious that Las Vegas' the Cab are indebted to Panic at the Disco and Fall Out Boy, and not just because Pete Wentz and Spencer Smith are listed in the liner notes as members of the band's A&R team. Over the album's first three songs ("One of Those Nights," "Bounce," and "I'll Run"), the Cab musically reference both bands, as well as Maroon 5, in enough ways that they run the risk of sounding like imitators. Some leniency is merited -- their debut captures a group of musicians just barely out of high school, so it's understandable that the Cab would work with what's familiar -- and Whisper War does show that they have enough talent to branch out and explore new sounds, even if they're not quite ready to do so here. The good news is that every youthful misstep, such as the overwrought lyrics on "Risky Business," is compensated for through bright, enthusiastic performances. One of the Cab's biggest strengths lies in their ability to craft catchy pop tunes, especially infectious choruses. Alex DeLeon is particularly adept at bringing these melodies to life with a voice that is sweet, clear, and plaintive. The rest of the band also shows promise, especially pianist Alex Marshall, whose subtle performance adds a layer of depth that brings excitement to songs such as "ZZZZZ." None of the songs have much space to showcase any solo work, but the bandmembers are comfortable with each other, something that makes songs like the standout "That '70s Song" sparkle. It's this ability to work as a strong ensemble that sets the Cab apart, and also what makes Whisper War a good start for the young band.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/2008
  • Label: Fueled By Ramen
  • UPC: 075678994982
  • Catalog Number: 442364
  • Sales rank: 32,967

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 One of Those Nights (3:48)
  2. 2 Bounce (3:34)
  3. 3 I'll Run (3:46)
  4. 4 High Hopes in Velvet Ropes (3:22)
  5. 5 That '70s Song (3:33)
  6. 6 Take My Hand (3:27)
  7. 7 Risky Business (3:35)
  8. 8 I'm a Wonder (3:32)
  9. 9 ZZZZZ (3:38)
  10. 10 Vegas Skies (4:37)
  11. 11 Can You Keep a Secret? (3:50)
  12. 12 This City Is Contagious (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Cab Primary Artist
Ian Crawford Guitar
George de Leon Vocals
Patrick Stump Vocals
Brendon Urie Vocals
Cash Colligan Bass
Alex DeLeon Vocals
Alex Marshall Guitar, Piano
Alex Johnson Drums
Technical Credits
Eric Stenman Engineer
Butch Walker Composer
Scott Hull Mastering
Matt Squire Composer, Producer, Engineer
Bill Lefler Engineer
Sam Hollander Composer
Rob Hitt Management
Bob McLynn Management
Patrick Stump Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Patrick Fong Art Direction
Brian Ranney Package Production
The Cab Composer
Alex DeLeon Composer
Tiffany Staton Art Manager
Sophia Deleon Cover Model
Jonathan Daniel Management
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Awesome!

    Everyone must go out and get this album! Great band and great songs! I love "I'll Run"! Very catchy songs. Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing first album

    The new and remastered songs on this album are amazing. the new I'll Run puts a fresh twist on the original and the new songs are exactly what was to be expected from the cab. i love the cab and this was more than i could have hoped for, for their first album.

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