a review of cool new music
by Jeff Pinzino
* Beres Hammond – A Moment in Time (reggae)
Uplifting, easygoing lovers rock from a master performer. Sax, organ, and drums lend a relatively organic background to
Listen to Beres Hammond “No Good Bye”
Taylor Swift – Fearless (country)
Slick production helps foreground the sweet voice of this pop-country talent. Her vocal style is more coffeehouse than honky-tonk, with only an occasional pedal steel or mandolin in the background for texture. Expect Swift to get an audience beyond the country music faithful.
Listen to Taylor Swift “Fifteen”
Adversary – Singularity (metal)
For those interested in a little musicianship amidst the racket. This is still extremely heavy music, but the guitar riffs are melodic, and some singing accompanies the growling.
Listen to Adversary “Singularity”
In the blog: Cool local stuff: Doko Benjo
* highly recommended
! highest recommendation