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A place to be warm and welcome
on 17 May 2008
"'cause the heart can't erase once it finds a place to be warm and welcome,
To be held in shelter" - lyrics from "In Love with a Girl"
Way back in 2003, I reported that Gavin DeGraw's debut CD Chariot was the best album you'd never heard of. Fast forward to 2008 to his second studio album, and although he's a lot more popular now, this is probably the best album you've heard only one song from.
That song is "In Love with a Girl", the first single, but by no means the only good track on the album. DeGraw's easy-listening melodies and simple arrangements make for timeless songs that will still be current in years to come.
This very talented young man writes his own songs, and also plays piano and guitar, and I strongly encourage you to check out the following songs.
Next to You (Wait a Minute Sister)
Cheated on me
She Holds a Key
Let it Go
Not that the other tracks aren't extremely good, but these are the ones that stand out, and the ones I think are single-worthy. There are no filler tracks on this album, which can be listened to anytime, anywhere and often. I rather think that DeGraw's time under the radar is coming to an end.
Also recommended for Maroon 5 and Jason Mraz fans.
Rated 4.5 stars