Hey, glad to finally put my first post out here. I thought to start off I would just give some viewpoints on some recent releases. Some are more pop than others, but hopefully all are appealing. Enjoy, check these records out, and let me know what you think
Elf Power – In A Cave – 3 out of 4 – I always enjoy Elf Power, and they have consistently released great albums, especially more recently with a fuller band sound and better songwriting. This album has all the elements of the band that I love.
The Steps – The Steps – 2.5 out of 4 – Interesting album from this group. I don’t know a lot about them, but they have some pretty good songs on here, in the tradition of some of this new britpop stuff.
Jamie Lidell – Jim – 4 out of 4 – Another great one from Jamie Lidell, his album from a couple years ago was great, and this continues the direction he went with that, really hitting his stride on some songs.
Sloan – Parallel Play – 3.5 out of 4 – I love Sloan, so any new music from them is appreciated. And this album does that well, providing me with a great rock album with no gimmicks that has dragged down some other Sloan releases.
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson – Rattlin’ Bones – 3 out of 4 – This is a really great album. The great thing is that it is more of a pure country sound, less poppy and more down and dirty. Each artist does great with their part, and make a great duo.