Recollection is a project to review my record collection. I will listen to an album I own and review it. The album will be chosen randomly by computron. Today computron chooses…
Album: Ready For The Flood
Artist: Mark Olson & Gary Louris
Format(s) I own it on: Vinyl
I like the ampersand on the cover. For those unaware, Mark Olson & Gary Louris are the two primary members of the original line-up for The Jayhawks. After the release of their best record, Tomorrow the Green Grass, Olson left the band leaving Louris to front The Jayhawks on his own.
I really like Olson and Louris, which is why I feel so much disappointment in this album. It almost sounds like a parody of a Jayhawks album. It has the right qualities, but none of the soul.
The song topics are inane, and unexciting, but that can be said about Tomorrow The Green Grass, too. I don’t know why this fails, but the other works so well.
I like “Bicycle…” a bit. It sounds kinda like a Bob Dylan song, but with better vocals.
The rest of the tracks?
|6.75 (75%) | 2.25 (25%)|
|4 (45%) | 3.33 (37%) | 1.66 (18%)|
| 0 (0%) | 0 (0%) | 2 (50%) | 1 (25%) | 0 (0%) | 0 (0%) | 0 (0%) | 0 (0%) | 0 (0%) | 1 (25%)
0 (0%) | 0 (0%) | 0 (0%)