Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Arms Are Falling - Keith Cornella and Broken City

Keith Cornella and Broken City, other than being a mouthful, is the rock project coming from Massachusetts and making some noise. In their album, Arms are Falling, they bring about a rock element that sits nicely on the ear. Its part classic rock; a very straight forward sound that will have fists pumping and energy enough to get you standing, folk/rootsy enough to bring in the Wilco fans, but it also has an element of newness that would make Dave Grohl smile.

Tracks like Energy embark on that classic vibe while later track, Loaded Lovers slow things down to a nice Beatles-esque ride. All in all, their writing is unique and doesn't fall prey to a singular sound or genre, while also not being so completely disjointed that the listener can't get into it either.

Its been nicely recorded and produced with care and musical intelligence. Even musical snobbery will love this one!
RATING: 4.5 of 5 stars

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