Your Gateway to Music and More from a Christian Perspective
     Slow down as you approach the gate, and have your change ready....
About UsFeaturesNewsReviewsMoviesConcert ReviewsTop 10ResourcesContact Us
About Us

Album Reviews
Movie Reviews
Concert Reviews

Top 10
Time Wasters
Contact Us


  A Year to Demonstrate
Artist:   The Elanors
Label:   Isidore Records (Independent)

This is great music, and I must end my review here.

But alas, in the real world that stunt could get me fired, so I will continue.. According to Isidore records, the title A Year to Demonstrate refers to bandmembers Noah and Adriel Harris' first year of marriage.  Coincidentally, 2005 will be the first year that I have ever heard of the Elanors. The lyrics in this album are very emotional, the music is very mellow, and I find no fault in it whatsoever.

So what, besides that very vague description, do the Elanors actually sound like? Well, if the Elanors were a big corporate band, they might best be described as Radiohead, Michael W. Smith, Michelle Branch (if she were a man,) or the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland joining Modest Mouse. (In other words, I can't really categorize their sound, but it's fun to try anyway.) The first track, "Roads to Freedom," is very Radiohead-esque,  but some later tracks are more acoustic, carefree, and folk.

<i>A Year to Demonstrate</i> contains the best music that I have heard in all 16 days of 2005. I give the album five widgets, with widgets being units of sound that I can't explain very well. 

Freddie Odom 01/22/2005



 Copyright © 1996 - 2005 The Phantom Tollbooth