Reviewed by Greg Beets, Fri., Jan. 27, 2006
A View of the Woods (Built)
Commingling richly textured strains of Americana with just a hint of gothic despair, Belhome's sound has staying power. A View of the Woods starts strong with "Before We Drown," a sprightly pop song that cinches the deal with Andrea Couch's violin. Overlong songs cause momentum to wane, but redemption arrives with "It's Right," an Old World folk spiral that slowly morphs into incendiary rock.