Red's Release The Panic was a let down compared to their previous albums. Understandably, they wanted to try new things. Unfortunately, it did not resonate well. The style of music was different from what we've come to know and love, and opinions on each song is a mixed bag. Nearly every song is written by the three core members, and the lyrics are solid throughout, but the music itself is where RTP suffered. If We Only is generally considered the best track on the album, which is no surprise as it's virtually the only one that retains Red's unique complimentary blend of strings and effects. Enter Release The Panic: Recalibrated, a remix album attempting to appease us fans that wanted songs more like If We Only, where Red's distinct music and vocals are on full display.
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