Seether's third new album (fifth CD release), Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces, is in many regards one of the most vital. Lead singer and guitarist Shaun Morgan, recently out of rehab for undisclosed reasons, stated on the band's official MySpace page that Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces is the bands "favorite Seether CD to date" and promises that we "will all feel the same." Not so much, says Rolling Stone Magazine. Giving it a 1.5 star out of 5, Brian Hiatt of Rolling Stone Magazine gives the album the "worst-lyric-of-the-year alert", and that the album is a "digitized-sounding nightmare." It must have been a bad day for Brian, as most of the readers of Rolling Stone, including myself, rated the album a 4.5 out of 5.
I felt the songs evenly flowed from one to the other, with an even mix of acoustic rock and distorted rock bits (which is what Seether is known for). I felt the second half of the CD is noticibly "softer" than the first, so it felt as if it were dragging at times. Overall, a majority of the songs are enjoyable and "single" worthy, due to their catchy lyrics and melodies.