Profile:Throughout rock history, from "OK Computer" to "War" to "London Calling", third albums have defined careers. With the bombastic, breathtaking Cities, Anberlin's cohesive and adventurous new album, the group puts itself in some esteemed company with a modern classic that uplifts as much as it initiates thought and elicits emotion. The Winter Haven, Florida-reared quintet -- who have watched its career rise while touring with everyone from Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance to Yellowcard and Hawthorne Heights -- doesnt just build on the energy and determination of recent singles like "Paperthin Hymn", "The Feel Good Drag", and "A Day Late". Instead, Anberlin expands its grasp of what a rock record can be with the Aaron Sprinkle produced Cities. Be it the huge-sounding, memorable roar of "Reclusion" or the bright, infectious "Adelaide", the writing team of singer Stephen Christian and guitarist Joseph Milligan drives Anberlin - which also counts bassist Deon Rexroat, guitarist Nathan Strayer and drummer Nathan Young - as it retains the airwave ready allure that earned the band a pair of radio hits last year. But, with the sprawling, epic "Fin*" and the gorgeous, lighter-ready "Unwinding Cable Car" the group vastly widens its musical boundaries on Cities. Expect Cities to light up the globe in 2007.
Sounds Like:Stephen Christian - Vocals, Guitar
Deon Rexroat - Bass
Joseph Milligan - Guitar
Nathan Young - Drums
Christian McAlhaney - Guitar
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