Mechanical Wonder - Island 2001
The melancholy "The Biggest Thing" is a silent ballad, but not one of their best. Next track "We Made it More" is another ballad, but a much better song - a great track.
"Give Me a Letter" shows the boogie side of OCS, solid but quite forgettable.
The title track "Mechanical Wonder" is another highlight; a catchy and optimistic song and OCS when they`re at their best. "You Are Amazing" is a bit like "The Biggest Thing" - a lttle uninteresting. "If I Gave You My Heart" is a silent waltz; a beautiful recording.
The rocking "Can`t Get Back to the Baseline" is the closest they get to the sound of "Moseley Shoals" on this album.
The album is recommendable alone for songs like "Up On The Downside", "Sail on My Boat", "Mechanical Wonder" and "If I Gave You My Heart" - the rest of the album is just good and solid!