This is a special Lunch To The Sound: I helped to finance the album! Lori Greco is a new artist that decided to use Sellaband to record her first album. Sellaband allows investors from around the world to buy shares of a new artist’s project. I have done this a few times, but this is the first Sellaband album reviewed here on Lunch To The Sound. Lori has a sweet voice that is perfect for Easy Listening music. The songs are OK but I think that unfortunately her demos sounded better than this professionally produced record. Not bad for a debut, but i had hoped for better. Let’s see how she will fare when opportunities for air time and concerts pop up.
Jimmy Buffett’s music is like a fusion of The Beach Boys, The Eagles and Bob Marley with a Country touch. If you like happy songs, this album is for you. I tend to enjoy the sadder side of music, so I was very tempted to hit the pause button several times. But I stuck with it–and am happy that I did because this type of music turns out to be a good match for lunch time.
Yes, Jack Johnson is back! He finally abandoned his electric guitar experiment and returned to acoustic guitar with an amazing album. This is the Jack Johnson that became so popular years ago, and that disappeared from the scene while he switched instruments and musical style. The slow ballads and stories are all here in a smooth album perfect to enjoy while eating lunch!
I just bought The Fall’s new box set released this year featuring 3 of their mid-to-late 1980s albums, and among the CDs included was this collection of singles from 1987 to 1989. The Fall are a British Post Punk band that is still active. They have released an incredible number of albums… I guess they were able to do so because the songs are very simple and the lyrics are amazingly short: most would probably fit in a paragraph. Lots of repetition! They were never great but there is something nostalgic about listening to an 80s band that sounds so much like the 1980s…
Indie Rockers Placebo are back with another outstanding album. This band is one of my favorite groups because they always feature great musicianship with creative and clever lyrics. “My computer thinks I’m gay, so I threw it away”–at first this line may seem simple and even childish… however, under the surface lies the real message of the song rooted in real life stories. This is a nice follow-up to their 2012 EP B3.