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3.0 out of 5 stars More staid than Staind, 3 April 2009
This review is from: Bring Me Your Love (Audio CD)
Post-hardcore outfit, Alexisonfire's guitarist and dulcet vocalist, Dallas Green, goes all folksy and acoustic for a second time. Yes, a little bit akin to a less cheerfully banal version of Jack Johnson.
The melancholic, hauntingly beautiful song-smithery and diversity of his range (coming from a `metal' background) are inevitable subject matter for most reviewers, but if you found Alexisonfire surprisingly generic and unwilling to take risks then the very same can be said of Green's solo recording. This is straight up, classically performed, gleamingly produced pop folk.
At times he sounds not dissimilar to Gary Barlow and the subject matter herein isn't unbecoming of Take That's front man either. This may intend to be Green's personal, reflective side-project that shows him in the light of a multi-faceted musical genius - but to me it is almost the kind of thing that saw Belinda Carlisle going mainstream after starting out in The Germs.
It kind of feels like the sort of solo album that someone out of Nickleback or Staind might have composed.
It's a good example of its genre, I add begrudgingly, and Green is unquestionably talented, having picked up the Juno award for Alternative Album Of The Year for his debut record. But alternative?! It just feels a bit too much like pop music to me, thanks.

J Capeling
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Initial post: 28 Jan 2014 17:37:23 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Jan 2014 17:39:16 GMT
KJH Scotland says:
You need to get out a bit more! The guy is one of the most talented singer song writers of his generation. Ask Neil Young for one and he will confirm that fact. Only critics i.e. people with no talent of their own could seriously find anything negative to say about his music. As for the comment about Garry Barlow. Who on earth listens to Gary Barlow in the first place. Please enjoy Take That and leave the adult music to those who appreciate it. No offence intended. Kenny,Scotland
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