The End of That bridges two distinctly discordant styles, drifting between heavily distorted post-grunge and Canaian style pop effervescence, toss in occasional quiet introspection and you have a complete album. Crisis is a uniquely vibrant and oddly catchy tune for this disc, and it manages to mesh a Jefferson Airplane-esque guitar riff with strained SCW vocals (singing the lyrics of a Lou Reed / Joe Walsh love-child).
While Plants and Animals began in 2002 as a long-jamming instrumental trio they managed to morph themselves into an hard-edged rock group that features an equally large number of artist endorsements as accolades. I have yet to establish a firm opinion of The End of That aside from it being louder than I want it to be – but, my ears are sissies, and I’m sure someone out there enjoys the effort required to create a monolithic sound (think stampeding elephants & rhinos rather than grazing & bounding gazelles).
And now you know.