In other words, The Fall Precaution is a broken-heart record, and its songs work as a cycle of healing and resolution. And that's the main problem with the album. Its thirteen songs are technically proficient, but there's nothing on the disc that you haven't heard before. It's hard to tell if opener "Changing Seasons" sounds more like the Black Crowes' "She Talks to Angels" or Hootie & the Blowfish's "Let Her Cry." Sure, there's bound to be an element of navel-gazing with any singer-songwriter, and Sarvies stuffs every verse with questions and doubt. But goddamn, how much introspection can you take? Emotions sound better with emotional music, and John Boy's Courage relies too much on Sarvies' voice to carry the weight.
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