Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Jack O' The Clock, "Rare Weather"

Jack O' The Clock
Rare Weather

I really wanted to love Jack O' The Clock' s newest release, Rare Weather. From the artwork to the band's description (majestic junk folk) to the list of over a dozen “extra” instruments used to make the songs, I was expecting something refreshing, exciting, and new. But exciting elements in a band played in the same old way aren't that remarkable.

Roger Salloom, "Last Call"

Roger Salloom
Last Call

Roger Salloom was not what I was expecting. His opening song on his latest CD, Last Call, instantly brought Bob Dylan to my mind, but the more I listened, the more he started sounding like just Roger Salloom.