Friday, July 15, 2005

Okemah and the Melody of Riot

I picked up Son Volt's new album today. I have read some pretty stellar reviews of this disc, but I wasn't expecting to be blown away. Jay Farrar's last two solo albums were good, but nothing like his earlier Son Volt albums. To be honest, when I heard that this new disc was done without the Boquist brothers I was expecting another Farrar solo album. Thankfully "Okemah" sounds like something new while still holding onto that Son Volt sound circa 1995, best thing Farrar has done since "Trace" if you ask me.

2 comments:

CHW said...

Couldn't agree more.

Satisfied '75 said...

Dead on review. I'm so happy w/ this record. Hasnt left my car's cd player since I bought it on Tuesday.