“The last thing the world needs is another piece of sociopolitical commentary.” That’s the first line of notes introducing The Avett Brothers’ new album, Close Than Together.
What can we say about this album? It’s halfway political, halfway personal. But maybe that’s part of the point, hence the title. It’s an intensely personal work, born out of their own private experiences and feelings, and at some point those feelings were about the news cycle. Continue reading →
Remember when little Johnny Mayer was singing about his missing lunchbox? He’s grown up so much. In his first major album, Room for Squares, the pop blues rock artist drew sweeping attention with “Your Body is a Wonderland,” a song about girly parts. Fans ate it up. Continue reading →
Everybody gets to like Dave Matthews again. Oh Joy. DMB’s ninth album has a classic feel to it, like the band is recalling all the forms of song from their previous albums and celebrating them with new tunes that each have a familiar taste. Continue reading →