I’m pleased that I’m not the only person who gets pestered by record company PR people. (I’ll explain why shortly.)
Shae let me know about a chap called Freddy Monday and his new album, Everything Anyhow. I listened to the album, enjoyed it, and started thinking of all the fabulously witty things I could say about Freddy and his music. But before committing
pen to paper finger to keyboard that morning, I wanted to do what I do every morning: check in on all the blogs I visit regularly. One of them is Powerpopaholic (hi, Aaron!), a mighty good power pop blog that does very well what I do very badly: review albums. That very morning, to my surprise and delight I discovered that Powerpopaholic had already reviewed the album – and gave it a 9 out of 10.
And this is the reason why I’m pleased that I’m not the only person to be told about new music. It means that because somebody else has given the album a proper review (thanks, Aaron!), I don’t need to say anything at all about Freddy and his music. Woohoo! The huge advantage is that you don’t have to waste your time with my faulty musings.
Although Powerpopaholic said pretty much everything I would have said about the album, there is one thing that he neglected to mention: the album has a split personality.
For the first five tracks I was listening to a very pleasant country pop record. It sounds like this:
Freddy Monday – “Give Me Your Heart” (2011)
But then track six appears, and for the rest of the album it’s mid-to-late-70’s power pop. This is how the power-pop half of the album starts:
Freddy Monday – “She’s A Teazer” (2011)
Very odd. But the whole album is very enjoyable.
So, in summary of the review I didn’t write:
Buy Everything Anyhow at CD Baby
Buy Everything Anyhow at Amazon.com
Buy Everything Anyhow at CD Universe
Buy Everything Anyhow at iTunes
Freddy Monday official website
Freddy Monday on MySpace
Freddy Monday on Facebook