The Script

Studio Album by released in 2008
The Script's tracklist:
We Cry
Before the Worst
Talk You Down
The Man Who Can't Be Moved
Rusty Halo
The End Where I Begin
Fall for Anything
If You See Kay
I'm Yours
Anybody There

The Script review

A promising project The Script

An Irish trio The Script consisting of vocalist Danny O'Donoghue, guitarist Mark Sheehan, drummer Glen Power has attracted everybody's attention in spring with a great single We Cry that has become the first song on its eponymous debut album. Two of the band members, Danny and Mark, had begun their career a lot earlier in the line-up of an Irish boys-band MyTown but it did not prove to be the expected success. Yet the guys have not fallen in despair, on the contrary, they learnt a valuable lesson of the failure. Devoting some time to intensive work and improving their skills they have achieved a lot and their professional level has risen notably of which their project The Script formed in London speaks better than any words. Although it is impossible to hide the boys-band past and the traces of it cannot but be caught on the debut record this music is a distance ahead of what the guys did just some years ago. Sentimental, sensual and romantic enough album The Script will be appreciated by all who is searching for a collection about relationship not too good and is a nice career start of this young and promising band.

Touching lyrics and beautiful tunes

Needless to say that the main aspect echoing the members' past is the basic theme of The Script, namely relationships, yet one can find some deeper questions like social problems or introspection here as well. Naturally the first single We Cry, a mid-tempo composition, with a tune which is sure to linger in your mind for quite some time and touching lyrics dwelling on topical issues occupies the first position on the record. Before The Worst is a more energetic piano ballad pleasing with the singer's heartfelt vocals against the background of a wonderful orchestra arrangement whereas song Talk You Down is an example of the band members' high professional level: its complicated melody, changing rhythm and attitude and strong emotions expressed both in the text and the soulful performance will leave nobody indifferent. The album's second single The Man Who Can't Be Moved surprises with the desperate romanticism in the view on a failed relationship while another obvious success is composition The End Is Where I Begin for its most beautiful tune underlined by a crying piano and tough drums and smart lyrics prove that the guys are personally acquainted with what has to do with breakups and new beginning. Track Fall For Anything is interesting with the rock elements that are more powerful guitars and expressive drums whereas the ballad with a name that has become quite popular nowadays, I'm Yours, will surely prove to be one of the most beautiful you have ever heard. The album closes with another solitude anthem Anybody There refined with solemn fiddles.

Will The Script have a continuation?

A perspective trio The Script will hardly say a new word in pop music but today this is one of the few bands that demonstrates such a serious approach to work on the very first album. Each of the songs on the record is thought through carefully, arrangements, vocals, lyrics have practically no weak points. The only thing that can probably affect the judges' votes is a not too varied mood throughout the album. Although the tracks on the whole are different in the respect of themes and even stylistically the impression is that if there were more than 11 of them on The Script not everyone would be patient enough to listen until the end. Danny's sensual singing is not the only aspect the guys should stake at for there are many other things of no less importance in their music like instrumental background or arrangements. Yet whatever the critics say and whichever awards the debut album wins the essential thing is that it is not a one night stand for the more you will listen to The Script, the more you'll want this story to have a continuation.

Alexandra Zachernovskaya (18.08.2008)
Rate review3.92
Total votes - 262

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