Is it just me or is “Grammy-winning” a synonym for “chunk-blowing”? I’ve spent the last few days listening to this NPR sanctioned, adult-alternative fodder. Now I’d like my week back
Los Lonely BoysForgiven
US release date: 1 July 2008
UK release date: Available as import
by Jennifer Kelly
Slick corporate rock, Texas style
For Los Lonely Boys’ first album, the Garza brothers called on outlaw country legend Willie Nelson for extra guitar (and extra credibility). For this one, the third in the Los Lonely Boys canon, they’re hauling in John Mayer producer (and ex-Blues Brother) Steve Jordan. Dr. John guests on a couple of tracks, lending the warmth of Hammond B3 to “You Can’t See the Light”, the chill of Wurlitzer to “The Way I Feel”, but sunk so far down in the mix that you can hardly hear him. Even by Grammy-award-winning standards, this is ultra-safe, ultra-commercial pap, blues rock with every bit of scratch and grit vacuumed out.
Maybe you will like it better than I do?