The Personal, the Historic, the Cosmic

by A. Christopher Oxsen

Adam's debut album is as eclectic in style as it is in content. Ranging from Coldplay-esque pop rock (Of Princesses and Towers) to acoustic ballad (Psalm 57) to progressive rock reminiscent of Smashing Pumpkins (Upon Your Shoulder), the album is sonically diverse. The lyrics are equally wide-ranging, exploring such topics as man-as-machine (We Are Not Machines) to Jesus weeping over Jerusalem (O Jerusalem). The title (The Personal, the Historic, the Cosmic) successfully sums up the expansive nature of this adventurous and ambitious album.