5 bucks. That’s all it costs to read these reviews and then buy one song off each album on the digital store of your choice. Why not try it?
Hurry Up and Smell the Roses
A more expansive sound is what this album is all about. It’s about stretching your expectations and building something new. I think Brislin does a great job of experimenting and playing, without abandoning the most important thing: the listener.
Ben Folds Five
The Sound of the Life of the Mind
I was a little wary after hearing the first song, but you really have to see it in the context of the album, and accept the sound. It is a little jarring at first, until you reacquaint yourself with the BF5 sound and see that this is a progression right from where they left off. Great stuff!
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Meat and Bone
This band is like a garage rock band, but a bit too polished for my tastes. While they have the sound down, the songs themselves really don’t stand out very well. Nothing grabbed me.
The Origin of Love
I love Mika a lot. While it veers a bit far to the dance pop side often, it has a creative bent that makes a real impact. It is not empty pop. This album is very good and unique and interesting.