I first came across Matthew Goods music just idley downloading a few songs on the internet, I came across a song called Weapon. I listened to it, and a minute into the song I had just experienced one of the stand out musical moments of my life.
I had to have his album immediately, and bought it mere hours after listening to Weapon, I did worry that the album as a whole might not live up to the prescedent that Weapon had set. But on listening to such gems as Pledge of Allegiance, 21st Century Living and the epic While We Were Hunting Rabbits and House of Smoke & Mirrors all my fears were laid to rest. A powerhouse of an album, with intelligent thoughtful lyrics that actually have something to say, beautiful orchestral arrangements and the occasional kickass guitar moment or two.
Matthew Good is a little known treasure and all those who have experienced his music should be grateful for the experience. No other album has made me feel so good about life than Matthew Goods Avalanche, with people like Good in the world, it can't be all that bad.
My only gripe, the guy doesn't seem to tour outside of Canada, I want me some live Good goodness!