June 15, 2009
I loved "Sketches (20 Something Life)" off of The Truth. I'm a sucker for a lively keyboard and a singable/shoutable chorus. In fact, the whole album was pretty good, catchy roots rock that had me looking forward to the follow up. Unfortunately, Ok Okay they seemed to have dropped most of the rock in favor of mid tempo Brit schlock. This album is seriously disappointing, not because it is particularly bad, more that it is just so average and well, boring. It seems like they tried to appeal to the Grey's Anatomy crowd, but end up just playing neutered rock. The three songs I'll salvage are the sweet "Senses", "Sing Her Song" with its soaring chorus, and "Ballad Of Arizona", which is by far the best song on the album, integrating harmonica and simple lyrics over a driving piano and drums.