Lambchop - Mr. M (2012) / Rating: 4/5
Lambchop is pegged as being “alternative country” but to me “Mr. M” feels to me as if it has more of a jazz influence. Musically the album is very well composed, the strings add a warming atmosphere that is comforting and welcoming. It’s music that would definitely be great playing in the background, and while that may sound like a backhanded compliment, not every piece of music needs to be an awesome headphone jam. At times it sounds like Mr. M could be a score to a film, as there are a couple of instrumental breaks that really embellish the cinematic soundscapes. The last track on the record is the haunting piano driven song “Never My Love”. Which I think perfectly encapsulates the entire album in one song. However, as beautiful as this is, I’m not sure if I would find myself wanting to listen to Mr. M on a repeated basis. For all the emotion this album can invoke, I would more than likely listen to other similar but more immediate records before this one.
Buy/Listen Lambchop - Mr. M
//post by scott