It’s been a week, and let me tell ya, that has been the time that has elapsed most certainly!
Wow, hadn’t heard this name in a while, but shame on me for missing another album in between his last Big Deal record and this one. So I actually got a double dose of the Kibler when this came out. This latest album is a great pop album, he does a fantastic job with a hook, and there are plenty here for the taking!
The Early November
I did not detect any sort of concept on this album from these guys, which is probably a good thing, I mean I love a good concept album, but sometimes you feel detached from the artist’s actual experience. This album shows a band well seated in their sound, but not afraid to keep growing.
Duke returns with a low-key affair, so while lacking some of the more rousing numbers in his catalog, we instead get an introspective record, with some unique sounds and atmosphere that carries you on this journey.
I Can See The Future
Always love a new Eleni Mandell record, and this one delivers… We see a bit more subdued sound on this, but no less engaging and interesting. A lot has happened to her since her last release so she has plenty to share.
I have always had a mild interest in Shonen Knife, they return with a good pop-punk record, nothing super interesting here, but a quick, fun record. Let’s just say, no song made me want to turn it off.