The Grand Theatre, Volume One

It came out today. I’ve been a 97’s fan for years. This is the best thing they’ve done since Satellite Rides in 2001. Hands down.

Which isn’t to say the two records (and one live album) in between were bad. On the contrary. I wrote an entire novella to 2008’s Blame It On Gravity. They just weren’t as good as Satellite Rides.

Few albums are.

I haven’t given TGTV1 enough time to really say if it’s better than Satellite. For one thing, I haven’t seen the longevity factor. Satellite Rides is as good now as it was in 2001. So, it’s way too early to say if Theatre has that. What I can tell you is the 97’s have put out an amazing effort with this album. Simply amazing.

If you have never heard of them, go find them. Go to Youtube. You can probably find a number of good tracks on there, including some live stuff. Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, head over here and just buy it.

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