• OTR: Calla - Collisions

    6 Jan 2010, 01:40 by warren33

    Of all of Calla's albums, I think that Collisions is my favourite. It is certainly the one I've listened to the most. I actually had a chance to get an advance promo copy of this disc; I had found one in the used bin at a local record store. I don't know why I didn't grab it save for that I probably didn't have any money. In any case, my copy is the proper retail version.

    Collisions, in my opinion is one of those albums that opens perfectly. "It Dawned On Me," aside from being a great title for a first track bursts the album wide open and drags the listener in immediately. The slightly mellower "Initiate" continues the journey. We arrive then at "This Better Go as Planned" with it's hushed swagger which nods to Calla's earlier work.

    One of the more fun tracks on this set (if anything Calla plays can be considered "fun") is the aptly titled "Swagger." Calla at their most upbeat, the drums take the forefront in almost a march of a rhythm…