Editors’ Notes Frontman Chad Wolf hails from South Carolina and his bandmates are Swedish, but fans of sensitive-guy Britpop bands like Coldplay and the Verve will take an immediate liking to Carolina Liar's major label debut Coming to Terms. It's got synth-heavy riffs, crystalline production, an androgynous singer with heartthrob good looks, and love songs meant for romance. Indeed, just about anyone who likes well-crafted pop songs with lyrics that are equally witty and sentimental can get into this filler-free album, as every song is strong enough to either start or close a set with. Although the opening hit "I'm Not Over" is slathered in layers of studio wizardry, underneath it all stands a strong song with catchy melodies and lyrics that hinge on a universal empathy of being hung-up on someone. The wiry, new-wave influenced "Last Night" begs for fashionably hip young kids in angular haircuts to strut their stuff at a club that hosts DJs partial to Interpol and the Killers. "Show Me What I'm Looking For" is a heart-conquering ballad that's much too strong to be drowned under the aural condiments of its heavy production.

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I'm Not Over
1
3:21
 
Coming to Terms
2
3:28
 
Last Night
3
3:50
 
Show Me What I'm Looking For
4
4:00
 
Simple Life
5
3:30
 
All That Sh** Is Gone
6
3:32
 
California Bound
7
3:59
 
Done Stealin'
8
3:38
 
Something to Die for
9
3:35
 
Beautiful World
10
4:06
 
Better Alone
11
3:51
 
When You Are Near
12
4:01
 
Open the Door
13
4:28
 
Hit Bottom
14
4:27
 
Undone
15
4:09