Saturday, November 15, 2014
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #446
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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #446.49!
Corb Lund – Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer (Stony
Plain) :: Maybe I ain’t been listenin’ carefully, but I ain’t heard an album with yoyo yodelin’ on
it since Eno’s ululatin’ “Seven Deadly Finns.” Well, thanks to this fine fiddlin’ country album,
I stand corrected. Bonus points for letting Ramblin’ Jack Elliott sing.
Nural – The Weight Of The World (Hopeless) :: What separates
these teens from their boring older brethren is an ability to vary the beat and have a Geddy-esque singer who seems to know
what the word “passion” means.
Baebes – Mirabilis (Nettwerk) :: What we got here are eight—count ’em, eight—come-hither
hotties who’ve managed to come up with an ethereal Celtic cross between Mike Oldfield’s Ommadawn and
Jethro Tull’s Songs From The Woods. I kid ye not.
Loren Drive – Romantic Wealth (Lobster) :: More like a pedantic wealth of angst-driven
Otis Taylor –
Below The Fold (Telarc) :: The next time someone tells you that the art of storytelling songwriting is dead, play them this
intelligent brain-blistering blues album that sounds like an archival roots recording but is as vital as the blood coursing
through your veins.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE
WEEK: The Click Five – Greetings From Imrie House (Lava) :: Yeah, yeah, yeah, their name
is meant to evoke Dave Clark’s saxified beat combo, but this new Five alive jive straddles the gap betwixt Cheap Trick
and the Cars, with a Strawberries dollopdash guaranteed to keep your tail wagging. And each copy contains a different bubble
gum card, so collect them all.
Be seeing you!