Eli Whitney
We’ve Got Questions If You’ve Got Answers
Street: 08.09
Eli Whitney = Lostprophets + Brand New

Surprisingly dynamic, blending hard rock with a Lostprophets-esque post-hardcore sound, Eli Whitney’s debut album rocks. Highlights include the instrumental “Questions,” leading into the hard-rocking and intricate “Answers,” and definitely “Take A Picture, It’ll Last Longer” for its building intro and cathartic chorus. Occasionally, the vocals lose some of their power and the mastering clips in places, but play this album loud enough and you’ll be too busy enjoying it to notice. –Matt Brunk