Friday, March 26, 2010

An Underrated Album

I didn't even realize that the Black Crowes had reunited until recently. Picked up their Before the Frost CD thru Swaptree and was very pleasantly surprised. We're talking first-class rock n'roll, folks. Chris' voice is in prime shape, and the songs are far removed from the awkward phrasings of their first few albums. A few of the songs were recorded live and the relaxed atmosphere shines through. Highlights include the pulsing rock of "Been A Long Time (Waiting On Love)" and the pulsing "I Ain't Waiting" that includes a Some Girls-era disco beat and background vox (it's better then it sounds). It's been on heavy rotation for a few weeks now with no sign of letting up.

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