Tuesday, February 24, 2009
RECOMMENDATION: M. Ward
I just wanted to pass on a quick recommendation. While I can't say it totally resembles Jeff Lynne's producing, there are traits about this album's tracks that, for me, pacify the gaping holes between Jeff Lynne releases.
This is M. Ward. I saw him play live last Friday and he was quite good. His new album "Hold Time" was released a week ago and has several standout tracks. Jailbird and Never Had Nobody Like You (almost a T.Rex clone) currently have me hooked.
He produced the album, wrote most of its tracks, and plays much of it. ELO worshipper Jason Lytle is one of the guest musicians.
While on this topic, Sarah McLachlan's new song U Want Me 2 has some familiar rings to it, 2.