Ryan Adams – Cardinology
Ryan Adams & the Cardinals – Fix It (removed 2/13/09)
I absolutely love this guy. I think that he is one of the greatest songwriters of our time. And he is doing it at such a record pace. He has had at least, one full-length release a year since 2000. And there isn’t a one that I don’t like. And that includes my first listen of Cardinology. If you were a fan of Easy Tiger I think that you will find this one easy to enjoy. But don’t take that to mean that this one is “a lot of the same.” It’s a solid album from an artist who continues to mature and surround himself with great musicians as the years go by.
Jon Foreman – Limbs & Branches
Jon Foreman – The Cure For Pain (removed 2/13/09)
Our good buddy Jon Foreman, frontman of the Christian rock outfit Switchfoot, has been a busy guy the past several years. Switchfoot released two albums back to back, Nothing Is Sound in ’05 and Oh! Gravity in ’06, both of which I was greatly disappointed in. Then as Jon Foreman he released four seasonal EPs in ’07 and ’08- Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. And then tomorrow he gives us a sort of best of collection taken from those EPs. And in case you never listened to them and since we regrettably have not mentioned them on here, they are fantastic. His writing is back up to par, comparable to some of the writing he did with Legend of Chin or Learning to Breathe, both of which are must haves for any one who has ever even thought about liking Switchfoot.
Quantum of Solace
Since there wasn’t much worth talking about with movie releases this week I thought I would take an early start at getting you excited about the new Bond movie. Quantum of Solace is coming out this weekend in the UK and then in two weeks here in the U.S. I was a huge fan of Casino Royale, I think that the series definitely is on an upswing. Let’s see if they can pull it off again. This preview definitely makes me believe they will.
I hope you head for the hills.