Al McLean

Saturday 9AM-1PM


June 06, 1997
Gern Blandsten/Redeye
Pop/Rock, Punk-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Emo

Album Review

Faced with the task of following up the previous year's 8 A.M. All Day -- an album which generated major buzz in the indie community -- Chisel came up with Set You Free, the best effort of a career that ended shortly after its release. Each of the album's 17 tracks is indispensable, from the surprisingly melodic repetition of the music-scene critique "On Warmer Music" to the slow meditation of "The Last Good Time." In between, the group builds upon its pop skills to include horns ("The Unthinkable Is True") and keyboard ("In Our Time"), without them ever being intrusive. An overlooked and underrated gem.
Brian Raftery, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. On Warmer Music
  2. All My Kin
  3. It's Alright, You're O.K.
  4. The Mutable Mercury
  5. The Town Crusher
  6. The Unthinkable Is True
  7. River High
  8. Every Is a Good Trip
  9. Do Go On
  10. Privileged & Impotent
  11. Oh Dear Friends
  12. An Amateur Thief
  13. In Our Time
  14. Morley Timmons
  15. The O.T.S.
  16. Rip Off the Gift
  17. The Last Good Time
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