Blue States ‎– First Steps Into...

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MI090CD Blue States First Steps Into...(CD, Album) Memphis Industries MI090CD UK 2007 Sell This Version
MI090CD Blue States First Steps Into...(CD, Album) Memphis Industries MI090CD US 2007 Sell This Version
MI1048452 Blue States First Steps Into...(CD, Album) Memphis Industries, Cooperative Music MI1048452 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
MI1048452P Blue States First Steps Into...(CD, Album, Promo) Memphis Industries MI1048452P Europe 2007 Sell This Version
MI090CDP Blue States First Steps Into...(CD, Album, Promo) Memphis Industries MI090CDP UK 2007 Sell This Version

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tricky_85

tricky_85

August 23, 2015
referencing First Steps Into..., CD, Album, MI090CD
This needs to be on vinyl! come on! ;)
scoundrel

scoundrel

October 12, 2009
referencing First Steps Into..., CD, Album, MI090CD

The brightness of "Allies" bodes well for Blue States' fourth album, _First Steps Into…_, after the uneven _The Soundings_. Indeed, "First Steps… Last Stand," melds the rock-leanings of the previous album with the thoughtful melodies of the first, while "Holding Ground" and "The Electric Complement" bring in orchestral elegance to accompany the guitar strumming. The slow sonic build and climax of "100's & 1000's" shows the careful attention Dragazis pays to his songcrafting. He also varies his moods, from the spry "Look to Your Laurels" to the head-nodding and icy "Red and Shine" to the hyperbolic production of "Last of Old England."
All in all, a welcome return to form -- with twists -- for Blue States.