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Blue Apollo

Light-Footed Hours

Review by Gary Hill

There is nothing Earth-shattering or decidedly original here. Instead, this is effective modern pop music, cut from much the same cloth as a lot of similar music. I would say that this EP would work better if the last two songs were spread out among the disc. Perhaps the final track should land somewhere around the second or third slot for the sake of variety and flow, and because those last two songs are the best ones of the EP. If you like modern alternative pop music, you will find something to like here.

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Track by Track Review
Walls
Alternative rock that seems to merge emo and modern pop music, this is fairly effective.
Feelin’ Right

Energetic pop music, this is a fun cut with a catchy groove. There are hints of jazz in the mix.

Therapy

With a bit more of a pure alternative rock vibe to this number, I like it better than the two cuts that preceded it. The dramatic bridge is classy.

Avalanche

Piano leads the balladic first half of this piece out. It is a nice change and makes this one of the more effective pieces here. It shifts out after about the three minute mark to a powered up pop rocker that also works well. This is definitely the most dynamic cut on the EP and brings some tasteful guitar soloing into the mix late.

Meant To Be

Acoustic guitar based, this is another mellower piece. I think this song would have worked better earlier in the set. It's quite probably my favorite number here. It just seems too laid back to use it as a closer. It does power up a bit mid-track, but overall remains a ballad.

 
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