One of my two favorite bands of 2003 finally releases the best song off their excellent debut album as a single. Itís double the wonderful on Longviewís ìCanít Explain.î The quartet from Manchester has really outdone themselves on ìCanít Explain,î rising to the top of their epic capabilities. Rob McVeyís melancholic tones soaring above the sweeping string arrangement, tinkling keys and jangly guitars, all combining to tug at your heartstrings as much as wedge themselves in your brain. Itís another of those spine-tingling songs that just beg for soundtrack placement and the kind of song that is just one soundtrack placement from going stratospheric in no time flat. Give ìCanít Explainî a spin. Youíll be back for seconds. And thirds...
JEREMY P. GOLDSTEIN
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