ALBUM REVIEW: Swearin’ – Fall Into The Sun | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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The long awaited third album from Philadelphia’s Swearin’ is hit and miss at best. Their angst-filled indie rock has flashes of brilliance, however these all come from Alison Crutchfield. The tracks she takes the lead on are exceptional; lyrically adept she conveys her anger perfectly in these succinct and powerful tracks. Particularly Oil And Water and Margaret, both of which are Crutchfield at her best, these relatively upbeat tracks still possess heavy sentiments.

Unfortunately, where Fall Into The Sun is lacking is when Kyle Gilbride takes to the fore, the songs lack any heartfelt sentiment often fading into dull chants. These tracks interrupt the flow in what is otherwise a great record as Alison Crutchfield is truly excellent.

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