Out Of The Garage Volume Three

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This volume of OUT OF THE GARAGE, is really, really good.  I liked this album much better than volume 2. It starts off strong with Doug MacDonald Band’s “Jack Joke Soup”. Most of the songs are upbeat tracks, with some covers to boot. Included are covers of the Allman Brothers, The Kinks, Bob Dylan (one of the few tracks that I didn’t like…& I like Bob Dylan.), Procol Harum, & more. The music is good & the cover is awesome for the person who likes the “Good Girl” look. This album gets 4.5 out of 5 Music Guru Stars.

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Tim Bowness ~ Lost In The Ghost Light

 

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Tim Bowness just released his fourth solo album this past week, and after a few listens, I’ve found that I really enjoy it. At first listen, I was saying, “Ehhhh, it’s alright”, but after repeated listens, I could really hear the creative side of this concept album. musicians on this album are COLIN EDWIN, HUX NETTERBAUM, STEPHEN BENNETT, BRUCE SOORD, ANDREW BOOKER, which comprise the core band, with added guests KIT WATKINS from HAPPY THE MAN & CAMEL, STEVE BINGHAM from NO-MAN, ANDREW KEELING from ROBERT FRIPP, & IAN ANDERSON from JETHRO TULL. There is a lot of flute playing on this album, for sure. You may know Tim from the live PORCUPINE TREE experience, but this is a different animal all together, unless you want to include that STEVEN WILSON also mixed & mastered this album. Give this album more than 1 listen.  I give this album 4 out of 5 Music Guru Stars.

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WARS~ We are Islands, After All

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The music on this album is really good. The back-up vocals are as well. The problem that I have with this album, is the lead vocals. I can’t understand a word that he’s saying. The last song on the album, for me was the best, as it was all singing & no growling at the listener. For those of you that like the growling at you sound, you’ll probably love it. For me, not so much. I give this 2 out of 5 Music Guru Stars only because I couldn’t understand a word that was said except the one song, & other back round vocals.

 

 

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Michael Resin ~ Praying Or A Miracle

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I’m not really sure what to say about this album. It’s not really something I would listen to. It sounds like 1 man making an album. The synthesized drum beats didn’t work for me. The talking throughout the songs didn’t work for me. The melodies were, for me, the redeeming part of this album. I usually like most of the stuff from Bongo Boy Records, but, this one, I can’t say that. I give this 2 Music Guru Stars, mostly for melody & production.

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Leslie Tom EP

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If you’re a Country Music fan, you will like this. Although I’m not a Country Music fan, I see that the storytelling is solid. The vocals are quite good, although a bit twangy for me. That was one of the things that I didn’t like about Country Music when I was growing up. It is just like that on this album. The music is good, the vocals are strong. If you’re a little bit country, this will work for you. Unfortunately, not for me. The stories are rather good. This gets 3.5 Music Guru Stars. Probably higher if you’re a Country Music fan.

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Michel Camilo ~ Spain Forever

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Do you want to just chill out to some really relaxing jazz music? This is the album for you. With just a guitar & a piano, this album does just that. The guitar is really good, while the piano just kind of meanders through, up until the end track where the guitar & piano play note for note with some faster speed, but then goes back to mellow. If you’re looking to relax & listen, this is the disc for you. This gets 3.5 Music Guru Stars.

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Brett Wiscons ~ The Heineken Sessions

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This album from singer/songwriter Brett Wiscons is fun & powerful. You can really get into his singing style & the songs that he chose to put on the album will have you singing along with him. Produced by Mark Bryan, who had worked with Hootie & the Blowfish, and had also won 2 grammys with that release, now puts his skills on Brett’s Heineken Sessions. The best track for me, even though most of them were great, was “Don’t Be The One”, & you get 2 different versions of this song on the album.

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