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Remember hard rock?,
This review is from: Black Stone Cherry (Audio CD)
I like classic/hard rock. Unfortunately in recent years the radio has been flooded with same-sounding indie. These guys are here to change that. This album is superb. The riffs are heavy the singing soulful and deep (think Scott Weiland - without the stupid dancing) and the lyrics are interesting. The songs that grabbed my initial attention were Crosstown Woman and the bluesy Tired of the Rain. The latter shows how musically varied this band can be as this song as well as album closer Rollin On feature an organ that really sets these songs apart with a unique but great sound. At under 50 minutes the album is not self indulgent and never bores (I can listen to this top to bottom without skipping a track) but offers enough to satisfy. Hard rock ain't dead, these guys are a reminder of that.