After a well-received third album, Calla finally crossed over to an audience outside their native USA. With a refreshingly mature sound, 'Televise' offered a more considered, less melody-centric answer to Interpol. Perhaps sensibly, 'Collisions' consolidates that form, making use of the elements that made them successful and offering up a record that is, again, a little short on thrills but possesses slow-burning tension aplenty. The choice of opening track 'It Dawned On Me' as the first single makes sense as it is the most immediate song on the record and it's closely followed by the similarly epic 'So Far, So What'. Followers of the band, however, will probably point to 'Pulvarized' as their strongest calling card, with its subtle beauty a common factor in their best songs. It's just a little disappointing that there aren't more moments like this on the record and in the final two tracks they really seem to run out of ideas: 'Swagger' is simply too simplistic whilst 'Overshadowed's attempt to be a barnstorming finale falls apart at the seams. Nevertheless it's still a pretty seamless record of bruising modern rock.