Time Spent Driving

Just Enough Bright

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AllMusic Review by Kurt Morris

While Time Spent Driving may seem to be a very typical emo band, with their use of soft/loud contrasts and tales of broken hearts and romance, there's something more occurring on Just Enough Bright to make it worth a further listen. While showcasing lyrics of relationships and all the typical tales of broken hearts, lead singer Jon Cattivera's voice mesmerizes and infects, thereby swaying the listener over to Time Spent Driving's fluid, delicate tune. The use of piano on some of the songs only enhances the material. Perhaps it's only fair to say that Time Spent Driving is a step or two beyond where most emo-pop acts are, primarily through their use of layered textures and a slightly darker edge, yet without losing sight of the need for a good pop song. Oh, and having a record produced by J. Robbins never hurts either.

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