On its third Ardent release, All Together Separate offers up a gracious blend of modern pop-rock accented with smooth jazz tones and wrapped together with a tight-knit funk that adds a spicy, just-rig

On its third Ardent release, All Together Separate offers up a gracious blend of modern pop-rock accented with smooth jazz tones and wrapped together with a tight-knit funk that adds a spicy, just-right flavor. From the rocking sounds of "Coming Back" to the fresh grooves of "Bring It On," Unusual has an assortment of sounds that cater to a wide variety of musical tastes. Lyrically, the songs carry heavily religious tones and colorings that are even noticeable on the eccentric power-pop cut "I'll Hide (Asteroid)." Production is top-notch and polished throughout, bar the muddy vocal sample that appears on "I Believe." Ultimately, Unusual showcases the musical strengths and talents of a band whose name is a great illustration for the sound of its music.—WA