Why Should the Fire Die?is Nickel Creek's first album withoutAlison Kraussin the producer's chair, and on it, the trio's genre-expanding acoustic music has shifted even farther away from its bluegrass origins. The opening "When in Rome" perfectly encapsulates … see full wiki
I don't know the difference between bluegrass music and country or folk music, but I know what I like. Nickel Creek simply makes music that appeals to a wide audience of fans no matter what their tastes are. The mandolin, violin, and banjo are the main instruments played on most of these tracks. This is the first CD I bought where these instruments are performed in the spotlight and not in the background.
My favorite song is When In Rome. This song is about how each person should do what feels right to them and not just follow the crowd. I'm going to buy a pair of clogs so I can dance to this song the next time I listen to it. It is very fun to move to. The fiddle playing is so good. The title track is a song about how people should try to keep the fire in their relationships alive. The banjo playing on this track gives this song a pretty sweet country sound.
Tomorrow is a Long Time is another one of my favorite tracks on this album. It features the sweet and clear vocals of Sara Watkins who also plays the violin in the group. This song is about missing someone you are in love with. Stumptown is a lively instrumental track that just makes you feel good. The instruments performed on this song creates an enjoyable symphony of sound.
Can't Complain is another of my favorite tracks. This song is about how men can unfortunately cheat and lie to a woman. Chris Thile sings from the heart here and there is a honesty in his voice that makes you believe that he is singing from experience. Jealous Of The Moon is another good song on this CD in my opinion. This song is kind of philosophical, because it reminds us that taking chances in life is the only way we will grow as individuals. All three performers harmonize so well on this song. I really liked it. I enjoyed the music on this CD very much. I think the music of Nickel Creek is fresh and original.