Thursday, April 24, 2008

Whiskey Priest: Hungry (Brick-A-Brac)
release: April 15, 2008
style: soft singy-songwriter
[rating: ****] Noah Hall, aka Whiskey Priest, is waiting patiently. He's holding on through his heartbreaking acoustic soul, reminiscent of Depeche Mode's "Somebody" and Elliot Smith. The tragedy feels so real in "Get Well Card," "Superman" and more. The cover of "Sweet Child 'o Mine" is a huge surprise and a convincing one that works super splendid. "Love and a Gun" makes reference to John Lennon and makes emotional statements such as "all you need is love and a gun to kill the pain." Truly a gem among this year's crop of singer-songwriters. -Kenyon

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