Release Date: April 12th, 2010
Label: Mega Collider
Third Eye Blind return from a six year hiatus since 2003’s ‘Out Of The Vein’ and you’ve got to wonder why they bothered.
‘URSA Major’ sounds like a Nickelback fan’s take on 30 Seconds To Mars with some horrifically chedder choruses and embarrassingly poor lyrics that kill off any sense of atmosphere or believability that may have threatened to take hold. Lead singer and songwriter Stephen Jenkin‘s choice of words are dire ranging from the hilariously literal to the sickeningly generic and awkwardly forced. He struggles to barely contain himself whenever the air turns a giddy shade of blue. Make no mistake, Third Eye Blind are not some fourth wall winking, satire act this is just extremely poor writing.