Ken Block – Drift

Ken Block - Drift

专辑名称:Drift
歌手姓名:Ken Block
唱片公司:Rock Ridge Music
发行日期:2008年12月9日
专辑流派:Folk/ Rock
推荐指数:4星半

Ken Block来自美国 是乐队Sister Hazel的核心人物 主音兼吉他手 这是他去年年底发行的全新专辑
这张专辑大概半个多月前下载的 因为论坛版主叫我一定要听听 不过下下来一直放着了 元旦这几天才听
这张的曲风是Folk Rock 感觉他这张个人专辑更偏Folk一些 听起来很舒服 喜欢他有点沙哑的嗓音
专辑大概有一半以上是个人最爱的安静简单型Folk 最后有几首歌偏摇滚一点 不过不影响整体
因为本人听到第一首就爱上了 第一首是有女声合声的 一听就让我想到Damien Rice 因为声音都是这种型
不过这首歌的编曲显得暖调一些 可能因为没有弦乐的关系
另外《Completely Wasted》《Chance》等也是专辑的亮点 推荐大家听 声音真的很赞

专辑介绍:

Ken Block, lead singer of the band Sister Hazel, has been meaning to release a solo album for quite some time. As he says, he’s “a bit of a perfectionist trapped inside the body of a procrastinator.” But his fans have been waiting eagerly and patiently. Now finally, on December ninth, Rock Ridge Music will release Drift, a well-designed, twelve-track album written, produced, and arranged by Ken Block.

In the 90s, many people came to know and love Sister Hazel when songs like “All for You,” “Happy,” and “Your Winter” were a radio buzz. The band has transformed over the years, and Drift definitely has a different sound.

“Recording by myself, without the five-man democracy, was both liberating and utterly terrifying,” says Block. “In the band setting, everyone puts their stamp on the songs.”

But now, the entire album, all but the track “Chance,” is a Block original. And he’s created some very enjoyable and whimsical pieces. A highlight, and my favorite, is an upbeat, southern-rock influenced track called “I don’t Mind.” Block sings, “I don’t mind when you sing so badly that it scares me. You dance around like nobody’s watching at all. Sometimes you’re completely inconvenient.”

That song and others, including “So Far,” are hilariously entertaining. But some add an entirely different quality to Drift. With singer Maile Misajon, “Blue to a Blind Man” is beautiful, simple, soothing, and a great addition to an overall fantastic album.

However, there was one disappointing quality I think I should mention before you rush out and buy Drift. It grips into the blue grass and pop quality of Sister Hazel but somewhat disappointingly lacks the rock elements that I love so much. One song, “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” seems to preserve the heavy drum, guitar solo style, but for some reason it reminds me of Newsboys’ “The Breakfast Song.”

In the choral lyrics, Block lists the many distractions in our lives — news, internet, TV — and addresses the idea that we don’t really talk anymore. Though very true, the song came across more annoying than anything.

So now that I’ve listed my nit-picky remarks, you can rush out with the other Christmas shoppers because, I’ll say again, Drift is definitely an album worth getting. As Block says, the CD “is a place where the sun shines on wit, wisdom, and humor, and there’s an appreciation for clever sarcasm.”

曲目列表:

01. Blue To A Blind Man
02. The Other Side
03. Completely Wasted
04. I Don’t Mind
05. It’s Alright
06. Better This Way
07. So Far
08. 33,059 Days
09. Ride
10. Chance
11. You And Me
12. We Don’t Talk Anymore

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