We Celebrate the Iconic Album by Selecting the Best Song
40 years ago this week, The Cars released their amazing debut album. At the time, no one realized how timeless that 1978 release would be, but today it remains as relevant and compelling as ever. The album featured nine songs, with no weak links to be found.
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THE GILLS! The name kind of makes me want to scream it. This upbeat punk/pop/rock hybrid sound coming from Nashville via Pensacola, Florida is sure to get you on your feet. I got the chance to listen to The Gills over the past week, and I gotta admit. I’m impressed.
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Welshly Arms Album Review
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From my first spin of the gritty new album from Cleveland’s Welshly Arms, I felt a comfortable classic rock warmth rush over me. The quartet exudes a cool bluesy rock swagger and they deliver ten compelling tracks on this their debut full-length album. It’s guitar driven rock that conjures up impressive memories of blue-infused rock bands who have entertained us across the decades.
Sam Getz impresses throughout, as he delivers soulful vocals, which are distinctive yet familiar – he’s got a great rock ‘n roll voice and it shines through on many of the tracks. From a musical standpoint, I thoroughly enjoyed the guitars with catchy riffs and sharp solos spiced throughout the album.
The best song on the album is the first track, “Love In A Minor Key,” a guitar driven romp that encapsulates the powerful rock that you can to expect throughout the album. The songs are all a bit different, but held together cohesively by the roaring guitars and Getz’s captivating vocals. There’s not a weak song on the album, and it’s a creation that offers something of interest to any rock fan.
“We Move Easy” is a filthy rocker with a swampy feel that rambles on for a delicious five plus minutes. Another highlight is “The Touch,” one of the offerings that boasts a more modern feel, perhaps akin to something Jack White would create. The effervescent song provides a nice canvas for Getz to showcase the diversity in his vocals.
Check it out and see what you think. You can grab the album now on iTunes below:
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