Saturday, January 12, 2008
CD of the Day, 1/12/08: Tony Low-Time Across The Page
Southern-fried power pop/jangle pop has a long and glorious tradition - from the dBs, R.E.M., The Windbreakers, Mitch Easter, et al, it's been a consistent source of quality music over the years. And upholding the tradition is North Carolina's Tony Low, former member of The Cheapskates and here with his third solo disc, Time Across The Page.
Fans of roots poppers like Walter Clevenger, Bobby Sutliff and Marshall Crenshaw will appreciate this disc as well, especially the opener "Winter of Black Ice", which features a great guitar riff that serves as the underpinning for an outstanding track. "This Old House" tweaks the formula with some mariachi horns, while "Spirals" has the type of R.E.M.-does-Brian Wilson feel of "At My Most Beautiful". Meanwhile, "Where Are You Now?" and "One Fine Day" are about as good as jangle pop gets. If you're a fan of this power pop subgenre, this one is a must buy.
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