wow. I didn't even know this album had used to have different artwork. So I checked it out, and yeah, I would've liked that better. I can't find the re-release's tracklisting anywhere either. pretty stupid. I'm mostly sorta annoyed I own the gay-ed up Virgin records version. I feel dirty.
Everything about the original 2008 release was better. The artwork was classy, simple, and awesome. The artwork on the 2009 re-release makes me want to scratch my eyes out. Plus, it was dumb to take off In My Heart, one of the best songs on the record. Swing and a miss. For future reference, the band appearing on the album cover is almost never a good idea. At least it hasn't been for decades.
My Favorite Highway’s CD, How to Call a Bluff, is song after song of sincere lyrics, great vocals, and catchy melodies. From the very 1st song, Simple Life, the band sends the listener a message about how “we all want something more than just the simple life”. The music video for the band’s first single, “Say So”, can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWvY3Ym4Xtc . The fifth song in the album is yet another song with great lyrics about how “nothing’s bigger than love”. The song is very easy to listen to and will have the listener singing along to the chorus in no time. My personal favorite on the album is the song “Getaway Car”, which starts with a very addictive piano intro and includes one of my favorite lines throughout the CD: “Go on, get up, get out. Don’t even think about it.” The CD ends with another one of my favorite songs, “Steel City”, a song about the city of Pittsburgh. Overall, this CD is filled from beginning to end with great songs.
MFH's album "How To Call A Bluff" is full of catchy, yet meaningful songs. The lyrics are refreshing compared to other songs today. It's so catchy and the perfect summer soundtracl! It kicks off with two lively, high-tempo songs. The third song, “Say So” is the band’s first single off of record (check out the music video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWvY3Ym4Xtc) and one of the catchiest! The 5th song “Bigger Than Love” should be called “Bigger than Life” because that’s how the song feels. If you only listen to one song off this album, this should be it. The song showcases the wonders of love, telling the listener that “nothing’s bigger than love”, and builds up to a great climax that leaves you on a high. This song is followed by another favorite of mine “Dreamer”. Dreamer has the most energy I’ve heard in any song in a long time. The hits keep piling in as the album continues, with song you’ll find stuck in your head with no way out. The album ends on a ballad, “Steel City”.