Number One Fan – Compromises
By Zane Ewton
One Fan – Compromises
Do you like emo? Specifically when it is shimmering and forlorn, with the guitars turned up? Song titles like “The Prettiest Sin” and “Sorry”?
Then it is time to meet your new favorite band. Number One Fan is as emo as emo gets. The name of the band should be “Number One Fan of Dashboard Confessional.”
Compromises is the band’s debut release, and is a decent enough album. The band is very good at what they do. There are 10 consistently good and well played tracks. “There Went the World” being the final and stand out song.
Unfortunately the songs are so consistent that they are easily forgettable. It takes multiple listens to really dig in and find that there may be some potential for this band. Like any decent debut album, Compromises offers a glimpse of what a band could become.
When Number One Fan begins to develop their own sound they may be able to break away from the pack. The songwriting is strong, but the band is far too much of a carbon copy of the slew of emo bands being rolled out by the major labels.
Without change, expect this band to fade
away when the trend begins to lose favor.