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Friday, May 21, 2010

Great Northern, Boondogs, The Red Thread

Great Northern - Remind Me Where The Light Is (2009)

I remembered reading a fairly good review of this one somewhere.

The Verdict: I only played the first two tracks and was undecided about it. The musicianship is good, just didn't particularly make me want to listen to more. Unfair, perhaps.

Rating: 4/15





Boondogs - Fever Dreams (2005)

I liked the cover. Plus, it's a digipak. Yay!

The Verdict: Very promising. I liked the first three tracks right away. They alternate between male and female vocals. I liked the guy better at first, but also the songwriting seemed interesting. I'm looking forward to hearing more of this.

Rating:   10/15
http://www.myspace.com/boondogs




The Red Thread - Ship in the Attic, Birds in the Subway (2005)

I won this one for a cent on eBay. The artwork is nothing special.

The Verdict: Really good. Very nice dynamics, two strong opening tracks and then a cool acoustic number for the third. I played the last track and it was another pretty acoustic instrumental. Sounds great, quite focused. Best of the day which I didn't anticipate at all.

Rating:   13/15
http://www.myspace.com/theredthread



Worthy download:   The Red Thread - A Distance
Bonus download:   Boondogs - Up For Days

Downloads are low quality for sampling purposes only. Buy the official downloads here and here.

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