Catastrophe Keeps Us Together

Album Review of Catastrophe Keeps Us Together by Rainer Maria.

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Catastrophe Keeps Us Together

Rainer Maria

Catastrophe Keeps Us Together by Rainer Maria

Release Date: Apr 4, 2006
Record label: Grunion
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

70 Music Critic Score
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Catastrophe Keeps Us Together - Fairly Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

If someone recommended Rainer Maria to you as a good emo band and you picked up a copy of their latest release, Catastrophe Keeps Us Together, you might have some difficulty understanding where that classification came from. Because even if Rainer Maria are an emo band, Catastrophe Keeps Us Together is not an emo album. For one, guitarist Kyle Fischer has been kicked off vocals completely, leaving plenty of room for Caithlin De Marrais to expand her singing -- and sounding quite nice, too, smoother and more melodic, choosing long, expressive notes over syncopated angrier ones.

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