Ben Wyatt's Low Cal Calzone Zone
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Golfing with Stephen Hawking, he lied about his handicap. Didn't need a golf cart though, I just sat in his lap.
Re: i$e's Magical Music Megapost
Laura Stevenson - 'Sit Resist'
Great album imo. Listening to it its evident of the talent she possesses that would lead to the success of 'Wheel' and here whilst she shows many instances of greatness its clear there's a sense of development to come and that she's still very much in the process of finding herself. Many great elements from 'Wheel' were again on display here, great variety between folk with some country influences mixed with some hard hitting and frenetic indy rock and then some more grounded and sombre songs such as 'Montauk Monster'. I absolutely love her vocals as well and how she'll alternate between carrying a song with them and then in others letting the very talented backing band and the instruments dictate the pace and energy and have her vocals in the background supporting the music. She also shows here an early talent for building her songs to excellent crescendos especially in the final few songs of the album. 'The Healthy One', 'Peachy', 'Barnacles', 'Montauk Monster' & 'The Wait' were all stellar tracks but 'Master of Art' was truly sensational imo and the standout track on the album. The instrumentals intertwined with her vocals truly made for an extraordinary song that was up there with the best of 'Wheel'.