“All We Got is Each Other” is a well written album, with some real sound production issues.
Ghost Mice describes the record as being “all about our friend Sam. She’s not with us anymore. They are also about mental illness…” taking this fact at the outset of the album makes for a more interesting listen. The opening track opens with the incredibly strong line, “there’s ghosts on every corner, most of them are you”, a line that really sets the stage for the whole mood and feel of the album that’s to come.
While “All We Got is Each Other” is very interesting, and well written, it is full of production errors that limit how good the album can be. The mixing of the acoustic guitar (sometimes annoyingly out of tune) is very rough, it sounds as if it was played through a microphone with some dynamic effects on it that were supposed to be for a vocal, making the guitar clip and come off as flaky. The vocals are also mixed poorly with the other instruments, and sometimes the harmonies can be cringe-worthy and repetitive.
“All We Got is Each Other” is a record where the listener can hear a lot of potential, and some very skilled lyrics, but unfortunately the lack of production and practice is very apparent, and holds the album back.