Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ray LaMontagne: Gossip In The Grain

Ray LaMontagne
Gossip In The Grain
RCA Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Ray LaMontagne has one of the most classic sounding voices out there right now. His new record plays off the power of his Joe Cocker style vocal capabilities while retaining his indie vibe of Iron & Wine. What makes Gossip In The Grain stand out is that LaMontagne seems to be in a very upbeat spirit, which shines through songs like first single "You Are The Best Thing" and his cool slow burner of a song to White Stripes drummer Meg White on "Meg White". This album keeps Ray LaMontagne on track as a "career" artist and we look forward to his continued solid output!

Key Track: "You Are The Best Thing"

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-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony