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A Few Recommendations from Ethan
We Know Mason – Tread Carefully
Generic Rock. Definitely influenced by classic rock and older acoustic rock. The vocalist has a very mick jagger feel on some of the louder songs and at times reminds me of Dylan on the softer, acoustic tunes. Personally I like tracks 1, 7, and 9.
Various – Jerry Jams for Rex (Various bands playing Grateful Dead songs live)
Anyone that is a fan of the Grateful Dead can pick this album up and enjoy it. For those not familiar with the work of The Dead or Jerry Garcia, you will be greeted with a wide variety of textures and sounds. There is a good chance that you can learn to enjoy at least a few songs off this album. The two songs that stood out the most for me were The String Cheese Incident with their 13-minute jazz, folk, rock fusion version on “Eyes of the World” and Widespread Panic’s version of “Cream Puff War”.
Thanks to Mr. Jackson-
Mumford & Sons - Sigh no more: Upbeat, Thoughful Folk song sung by
English indie group. Songs that make you feel sad, but are decisively
beautiful and great to listen to. Track 13 is the radio cut of the
Jukebox The Ghost - Everything Under the Sun: Indie Piano-Driven Pop
with catchy lyrics. Their first effort “Live & Let Ghost” was filled
with catchy, creative songs with great lyrics. The quality is still
there this time, but draws much more from similar artists like Ben
The Glitch Mob - Drink The Sea: Technically released this summer (This
one is already back in the library), The Glitch Mob is excellent
instrumental (save for a few songs) electronic. They have a lot of
great remixes on their website. Check out the track “The Shortest
Distance Between 2 Points”
Alrighty, so to get things started, here are some of the cds I’ve been getting into this week:
Jammer- “Jahmanji”- Came out in the end of July but it’s definitely worth taking a listen. It’s more of a dance album, with reggae, hip-hop, and electronic mixed between tracks, and the guy has a sweet British accent. I recommend track #11- Party Animal
Jenny and Johnny-“I’m Having Fun Now”- Jenny Lewis from Rilo Kiley and her boyfriend Jonathon Rice have come together to produce a softer rock album with a few pretty good tracks. I like “Scissor Runner” and “Big Wave”
The Deep Fried 5-“Saturday Night Funk Sunday Morning Soul”- A great album for those who dig the classic funk music, i.e. The Average White Band, Parliament Funkadelic, etc.
Bess Rogers- “Bess Rogers Presents Bess Rogers”- EP from new artist Bess Rogers. It’s got a slower sort of pop feel, but the tracks are worth giving a listen. RIYL Missy Higgins
Sara Radle-“Four”-Similar to the above, this album’s got a pop-rock feel with a few pretty good tracks. I like “Fooling Nobody”
That’s all I got fo’ now. Check back and I’ll have more for you. And don’t forget to send your thoughts on new albums to firstname.lastname@example.org
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