Album Review: All We Could Do Was Sing by Port O'Brien
Fairly Good, Based on 1 Critic
The Guardian - 60 Based on rating 3/5
Somewhere between the all-together-now anarchy of the Arcade Fire and Sufjan Stevens' gentle contributions to the American songbook sit California's Port O'Brien. But what makes them stand out? On first impressions, not a lot. Their first full-length album is a loosely framed concept record about the sea. They like wonky jangle that recalls Pavement, mumbling melancholy, and the odd rowdy singalong and flourish of violin.