Published April 13, 2007
The self-titled debut album from indie rock quintet Sudden Weather Change is a middle of the road CD, never boring, but not particularly engaging either. Founded on the remains of System Failure 3550 ERROR ERROR, Sudden Weather Change occasionally display great potential on this album in sudden spurts of creative intelligence, but for the most part, it just rolls through effortlessly, easily forgotten in a sea of similar sounding bands. What sets them apart from the rest of the indie rock mass are the lyrics that are more maturely constructed than most of the songs. Of the six tracks, Godspeed and Great Lift sound as though they might make some radio station’s rotation, but the instrumental ballad Jed the Humanoid is as pointless as a boat in the desert on this collection. It will be interesting to see if SWC can build on the potential shown here to produce something truly worthwhile. SBB
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