Theory of Everything

Failure of Arithmetic

  • AllMusic Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

Birmingham, England's Theory of Everything didn't musically take note from their hometown compadre Ozzy Osbourne, but the fire behind their debut album Failure of Arithmetic burns with an earnest effort. It's a post-grunge mix of melancholic melodies and layered guitar work with room for a dash of pop sensibilities. Singer/guitarist Ben Richards is a hard-edged crooner; songs like "The Imposter" and "The Assassination of Beauty" swirl around similar dynamics of the Verve and Jeff Buckley. Failure of Arithmetic is a decent modern rock album, positioning Theory of Everything to do something bigger and brighter next time around.

blue highlight denotes track pick