Albums Of The Year So Far (pt.4): Featuring Cory Branan, Springsteen, GravelRoad, Howlin Rain and more…
4. GravelRoad – Psychedelta
I said that there was probably only two albums on my list that I play from start to finish. One is Mutt and this is the other (some of the Howlin’ Rain album sags for me – stacked with soul music cliche – and I long since ripped the five Springsteen highlights on to my phone).
Psychedelta is a proper album. Consistent, addictive, hypnotic. Maybe it’s a flaw to say that there are no obvious highlights. Keep On Movin’ – a ZZ boogie – is on your next free CR CD, but I love the sunbaked blues of instrumental Furry and the languid drone of Caves. You can stream the whole album here.
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