Lush, playful and unashamedly & adorably LGBT pop hooks, and then the sudden late-album introspective, wistful anthem that stole my heart and refuses to let go. It’s a good album, but “We Were Alive” is phenomenal.
In another universe this is a great US alternative rock cult classic from the 90s. Full of wonderful small town escapism, gripping earnestness and so many standout songs it feels like a crime that this is an obscure Bandcamp find.
Not necessarily as great as many say but you can easily tell why this has become an iconic CSR album and it's plenty good. Daydreaming of a fully studio produced version of this. [2018 EDIT: holy heck it's happening]