So, this week I have some doozies for you. Make sure to give ‘em a chance, and rock it and/or roll it if you must!
Music 4 Tngrs
I liked this album a lot. These guys have a wide range of musical interest and it really combines to create a unique sound. But at the same time, it makes for a very uneven sounding record. Still, they are writing pop songs in their skewed perspective, and the lyrics, while not revolutionary, certainly bring something different
Future Like Snow
Dabbs has kind of grown into this relaxed laid back songwriter, who picks a sound and just rolls with it. While there is no urgency in his sound, and really doesn’t reach out and grab you, it is a pleasant listen, and worth some time.
Tony Sly & Joey Cape
Acoustic Vol. 2
These punkers slow it down a bit and it really works for them, the new generation of aging punks. There is a reflective mood on this album, but it doesn’t abandon all fun and recklessness, making for a good listen.
THEY’RE BAAAAAAAACK! My top album getter from 2010, return with an album that doesn’t quite match the onslaught I felt with their first, but they don’t need that anymore, established as a great pop band, we can take our time with these songs and let them sink into that place still housing their old hooks, and expand and improve upon it.
Billie the Vision & The Dancers
While You Were Asleep
This awesome Swedish band returns with another great collection of songs that reflect a kind of mixed emotion somewhere between love and whimsy, that is very engaging and pulls you right along the world they have constructed. I world I’d like to spend some more time.