It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
Add New York City's Scout to the list of great bands marked by auspicious beginnings. It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time contains 12 cuts of pure alt-rock gold. From the first notes of the opening track 'State of Main,' intoxicating vocals and crisp, chiming guitar lines punctuated by a rock-steady rhythm section snare you and set the tone for the rest of the album. On 'All I want Is You,' Steve Schiltz's soaring guitar playing is a perfect foil for the hushed yearning of singer Ashen Keilyn. 'Always Waiting' starts off with a staccato guitar riff straight out of the Cars songbook and quickly accelerates into a soft-verse/hard-chorus dynamic punch that would make Nirvana proud. It Seemed Like a Good Idea is packed full of the kind of evocative singing, infectious melodies, and playfulness that will take the band far. --Michael Wells, Amazon.com Editorial Review.