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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ray LaMontagne - Gossip In The Grain (USA 2008)

Roddus Album Of The Day

Ray kicks off this LP with a groovy Soulful R n'B number which gets the foot tapping along before phasing into the next track which is a string and piano driven Van Morrisonesque ballad, setting the pace for the diversity of this album and showcasing the vast music vocabulary of this contemporary American Singer/songwriter. A few more mellow tracks carry us along with Rays husky/whispered style singing before the interesting dittie about Meg White of the White Stripes. "Hey Hey Mama" delves into bluegrass territory finishing with a great touch of Dixie, "Nearly killed Me" is a nice blues and"A Falling Through" has a strong country feel to it.A well recorded and produced album and enjoyable  throughout..My rating 3.5/5.

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