North Atlantic Drift - Sanctuary 2003
This time the album opens with a great high-energy rocker "Just Need Myself"; a song which was also released as a single. Next track "Oh Collector" is a more typical OCS song; a ballad with a more heavy chorus and some wild breaks.. Fine catchy tune.
The album continues with another great song. The title track is a mid-tempo song with acoustic guitars and fine vocals. With "Golden Gate Bridge" the speed goes down: Another ballad with heavy guitars on the chorus. "Make the Deal" is one of the higlights of the album. A very catchy and commercial tune that should have been a hit-single. OCS at their very best, and probably my favourite track.
"For Every Corner" is another catchy tune; a little hymn-like. I can imagine it could turn into a live favourite. "On My Way" is a little funky tune; not particularly memorable.
The acoustic "Second Hand Car" is another nice little song; perhaps sounding too similar to some of their earlier acoustic songs. The string-laden ballad "She's Been Writing" is another personal favourite of mine; though at places the strings tend to be a little too dominating.
The two closing tracks are both nice, but relatively forgettable.