The Standards

No Silent Corners

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There's no hiding these guys' style; it's a family matter, indeed. They are groovier than your average a cappella group and they obviously have an inner sense when it comes to harmony. Unfortunately, those harmonies are squandered on a hit-and-miss assortment that hardly provides a straight listen. The magic of a cappella is hearing voices shape themselves as instruments, so the intrusion of a guitar on "More Than Words" spoils the whole bunch. The remainder consists of mostly forgetful covers and a couple of tracks tossed in from Morgan Williams' Alley Cats production. The Standards spent too much time in the dressing room and not enough putting together a solid album.