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The Meeting Places Album Reviews 4out of 5
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Find Yourself Along The Way

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The portents are good for The Meeting Places. Recorded for Words On Music - the same US label that brought us Fiel Garvie and For Against - 'Find Yourself Along The Way' is another venture into the world of dream pop. With a sound pitched midway between an accessable widescreen sound and guitars saturated with effects and reverb there's a sense of clarity to their music. 'Freeze Out Stares' is a drawn-out opener but straight after the melodic side takes over showcased in 'On Our Own' which is essentially a great indie pop song complemented by Chase Harris' cool, icy vocals. 'Blur The Lines' and 'Wide Awake' follow the lead with head-spinning tunes. At other moments their sound harks back to a beefier version of Slowdive or a less noise-fixated Jesus And Mary Chain. Only on 'Same Lies As Yesterday' does the formula become muddied but generally moments aren't wasted on this record even on the ambitious six-minute epic 'Take To The Sun' which builds menacingly before bursting into sonic overdrive. Terrific stuff on the whole which can only bring new hope to the scene.
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  Track Listing
01 Freeze Our Stares
02 On Our Own
03 See Through You
04 Now I Know You Could Never Be The One
05 Same Lies As Yesterday
Standout Track Blur The Lines
07 Wide Awake
08 Where You Go
09 Take To The Sun
10 Turned Over

Standout Track = Standout Track

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