The Virginia-based quintet Carbon Leaf released its sixth album last week (13th of July 2004). Its the groups strongest effort in their career and they have toughened their sound a little bit since their last album Echo Echo (2001). This developement suites them well. Carbon Leafs style ranges from typical american singer songwriter rock ala Freddy Jones Band to a more R.E.M goes acoustic style, mixed with a Counting Crows sort of being. And it ranges from whispering songs to very dynamic tunes. The singer Barry Privetts have a very good voice for this sort of rock and his lyrics are really nice and gives the songs an extra edge. What songs should you pay an extra attention to then? The beautiful "Changeless" is one great tune, and "Grey Sky Eyes" is another fave. And there are plenty more. A perfect album for a saturday night.