Together We're Heavy With its opulent fanfare of strings, horns, and swooning voices, the second album by this grandiloquent pop choir is undeniably a sonic improvement over its… Together We're Heavy With its opulent fanfare of strings, horns, and swooning voices, the second album by this grandiloquent pop choir is undeniably a sonic improvement over its… 2004-07-13 The Polyphonic Spree
Music Review

Together We're Heavy (2004)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Jul 13, 2004; Lead Performance: The Polyphonic Spree

With its opulent fanfare of strings, horns, and swooning voices, the second album by this grandiloquent pop choir is undeniably a sonic improvement over its sparer 2002 debut. But it's all wasted on songs and harmonies too campy and cloying to be as uplifting as headmaster Tim DeLaughter wants them to be. The New Age fortune-cookie lyrics (''Don't fall in love with diamond rings or tragedy will somehow find its way in all that you hold true'') don't help either. Title aside, the Spree aren't nearly heavy enough.

Originally posted Jul 16, 2004 Published in issue #774 Jul 16, 2004 Order article reprints
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