The Leaves are to Sigur Rós as Coldplay is to Radiohead -- the Icelandic band traffics in similarly epic rock, but packages it in a safe, less challenging form for the masses. That's not to say that Breathe isn't good -- on the contrary, it's a propulsive album that moves from deep atmospheres ("I Go Down"), to a shimmering, Doves-like groove ("Catch"), to the best type of Coldplay balladry (the title track). But, despite solid songwriting, glimmering production, and a broad palette of emotions, Breathe shows the Leaves' ...

Breathe [Bonus Tracks] 2003, Dreamworks SKG

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