February 10, 2004

A Crapload Of Music: Part Two

As I mentioned a while back, I had the opportunity to do a little music shopping lately. What did I come up with? Here's the second installment.

Artist: Patrick Park
Album: Lonliness Knows My Name

Its rare that I find an album which impresses me right off the bat. Even more rare is the album I'll listen to multiple times immediately after purchase. But this is one of 'em. Patrick Park combines alt-country, roots, folk and rock elements into a subdued yet powerful album. And the strengths lie not only in his music but his lyrics. His songs are thoughtful, well-written and revolve around things with which we can all identify. If nothing else, this album is proof that not everyone feels the need to be a pop star or a nu-metal screamer. Park puts songwriting and instrumentation front and center and the results are truly impressive.

Highlights: Thunderbold, Silver Girl and Past Poisons.

Posted by Chris at February 10, 2004 09:36 AM

When you talk about this kind of music, it makes me wish that I wasn't so limited in what I know. Which isn't very much. I wasn't "allowed" to listen to anything other than religious music growing up (in a Baptist household), and now most of the music I know is what I've heard on the radio.

Not unsurprisingly, I don't listen to a lot of music and buying any is very rare. Even alternative-rock on the radio gets old, though it's better than pop.

Maybe I'll have to start taking your music recommendations now, and not only the book recommendations. :)

Posted by: Zandria at February 10, 2004 10:28 AM