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Rossington: Take It On Faith

Rossington: Take It On Faith

Cookin’ is what Mr. And Mrs. R. get up to well on Take It on Faith. This is about as solid a rock country mix of tunes you are going to hear and Gary and Dale both are in fine form tackling mature subject matter and Gary getting to man the ship here with his signature playing. The players behind the pair are about as lock-step in sync as you can hope to find, with Dale and Gary blending into the mix enough that their contributions are not overplayed and proceedings truly feel like a band effort.

Countless Thousands: You’re Goddamn Right

Countless Thousands: You’re Goddamn Right

love this kind of wild wacky stuff that’s not just wacky for being wacky, when the band has something to say, can play and exude a true feeling of entertainment in what they do…as Countless Thousands do well on You’re Goddamn Right.

A Tribe Called Quest: We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service

A Tribe Called Quest: We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service

A Tribe Called Quest We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service (EPIC RECORDS GROUP) If you were born when […]

Charity Ekeke: She

Charity Ekeke: She

We’re back to layered–like chanting, Ekeke’s unique vocal upfront over a driving snare on “These Times.” “I’ll Catch You If You Fall” offers up a nice flicking backing and walking bass giving in an upbeat (in music and lyric both) tune that will float your mind across a nice island breeze, while “She Bears” which follows (and ends the CD) mines that a 70’s funk roll. I like the production on this one a lot, the layering of guitars, keys and drums, creating a solid bed groove behind Ekeke and we end on the same lyrical subject as we did opening She and certainly pushing the overall concept here to a conclusion.

Fallen Asunder: Fallen Asunder

Fallen Asunder: Fallen Asunder

Ryan Batturs and Josh Weaver are Fallen Asunder…and they certainly can rock hard and heavy. Their new CD is pretty much balls-to-the-wall kinetic guitar playing, with Batturs great growl and scream over the top.

Van Morrison: Keep Me Singing

Van Morrison: Keep Me Singing

Van Morrison’s Keep Me Singing is another example of classic songwriting of a certain type, perfect singing (really Morrison’s voice sounds just about as good as it always did) and fine production. Masterful stuff from a master.

Gert Taberner: Fallen EP

Gert Taberner: Fallen EP

New York folk rock/pop artist Gert Taberner’s new EP Fallen mines some soft singer-songwriter acoustic veins. “Back Some Day” is basically an acoustic-led little tune with Gert and Jaclyn Turville taking verses solo and then doubling here and there.

Felix Devotion: Feminine Being

Felix Devotion: Feminine Being

With Uritescu handling all the instruments and vocals, and co-producing, we certainly get let into his singular vision on Feminine Being. It’s good stuff overall,certainly of a specific type and sound, where we don’t verge too far from drum beats that might have gotten tired if these tunes were any longer or Felix Devotion not as good a singer as he is.

Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1965 – 1972

Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1965 – 1972

As with lots of remastered repacked stuff coming from Pink Floyd you can get the couple of CD’s of The Early Years 1965-1972 on its own, or with all the tons of goodies in the big package.

Saint Blasphemer: Simon Templar

Saint Blasphemer: Simon Templar

Californian alternative metal group Saint Blasphemer rocks hard on this new one of theirs.

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