Sunday, January 17, 2010

Grand National: Kicking the National Habit

Shame on me.  Shame on me for not buying this album when it came out... FIVE YEARS AGO.  What the hell?  I LOVE this album.

I remember really liking "Drink To Moving On" when I first heard the song, but then it slipped under my radar and through the cracks and I forgot all about it.

Yesterday I remembered and subsequently downloaded the album.

The first three tracks are SOLID.  Track four isn't my favorite, but that's because I'm pretty much opposed to all things Ska (it has that sped-up-reggae, upstroke beat that just gets on my nerves) and I don't like the word "Boner."  It's still a pretty good track though, and I'm sure those without fear of Ska will love it.  However, the next track, "Peanut Dreams," though a bit repetitive, has a FANTASTIC bass/guitar hook.  I love it.

The chorus of "Daylight Goes" makes me miss The Police... a lot.  In fact, there is quite a bit of Police influence towards the end of this album, and in my book that's a good thing.

There are a couple other album standouts, but I'm going to give this one across the board approval.  I love the album.  The only negative is that I didn't get it sooner.


1 comment:

Michael said...

Bought it. Love it.