Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Freelance Whales - Weathervanes CD review

Freelance Whales - Weathervanes CD review






















Indie / Folk

The album starts off with my favorite track - "Generator ^ First Floor", which was the reason for this review. I heard this song on the new starbucks commercial. Very reminiscent of Plushgun's "Just Impolite". There was an interesting mix of instruments including banjos, bells, and whistles. The catchy loops of "Hannah" and "Location", also peaked my interest - a rather folky-like sound which reminded me of Sufjan Steven's Illonoise. The band's lead vocalist, Judah Dadone has the perfect tone for this type of music - both soothing and calming. The only thing this album lacked was creativity. It wore a heavy resemblance to many other indie artists. I found myself constantly comparing songs and styles with Death Cab, Sufjan Stevens, and The Postal service. All in all...

Rating: 7.5 / 10

23 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review, I like knowing about what I hear before I listen.

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  2. Nice review man. Giving them a listen right now.

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  3. I totally agree with the connection to Death Cab and the Postal Service. Followed!

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  4. I wonder what whales do in which they can freelance...

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  5. Cool album art I'll have to check them out sometime

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  6. very cool i've never heard of these guys. followed!

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  7. Good luck with the blog, much promise...hope to see more reviews soon.

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  8. I don't like the cd, but good luck with blog.. has potential

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  9. Good luck with your new blog :D

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  10. Never heard of it.. might check it out

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  11. Nice review i need to get this album!

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  12. Gonna get this asap - sounds pretty awesome. Check my blog for some music posts :)

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  13. Well i am fan of music, and you must know i like your rewiew, so i will watch your posts. Thanks you are blogging my friend :)

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  15. Sounds good! I think I'll check it out.

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  16. Nice work bro, defiantly following.

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