Album – Far From You and Your Everyday Noise – The Profits

Posted by admin on March 11th, 2006

The Profits are a band out of Madison, Wisconsin, who seem to be gaining an excellent following and rightly so. This their second release, “Far From You and Your Everyday Noise” is an absolute cracker. I can just imagine this band as the next Coldplay, but with much more interesting music.

The album opens up with the track “Life’s Worth Living”, which bares a striking resemblance to something Paul Weller or the Style Council would do. Even they borrowed a lot of their sound from that soul legend “Curtis Mayfield”, but this isn’t soul here, this is well crafted pop/rock with great melodies and great lyrics, but there is a definite influence there.

My favorite track on is “Atlantic”, which is just a classic song waiting for a legion of fans. Everything about the song cries out polished, well produced music. Other standout tracks are “Carry the Weight”, “London Rain”, “Underdog” and “Portland” with it’s excellent bongo solo. A special mention has to also go to “Sex at Six” which is the first time I’ve heard a song about a guy who likes to get his nookie at six in the morning. Wonderful stuff.

There’s quite a diverse mix of styles and influences present in each of the 11 songs. It’s only once I checked out the writing credits did it click, when I noticed that of the 11 songs, the breakdown was 5 songs were by John Paul Roney, 4 were by Mike Drohomyreky, 1 by Scott Lamps one collaboration between Roney and Drohomyreky. This is great to see an means the album as a whole has a great freshness about it.

Conclusion : This is such a great album, from a band with some incredible talent. I thoroughly enjoyed the album and can’t wait to find out what comes next.

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