Whisper War

Whisper War

4.8 5
by The Cab
     
 
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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2008
Label:
Fueled By Ramen
UPC:
0075678994982
catalogNumber:
442364
Rank:
37625

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

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
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
Cab   Composer
Alex DeLeon   Composer
Tiffany Staton   Art Manager
Sophia Deleon   Cover Model
Jonathan Daniel   Management

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Whisper War 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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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.
TMAC More than 1 year ago
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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