Singer-songwriter Tony Furtado goes down a murky road to begin this latest album. The opener is a winding, intricate banjo ditty dubbed “The Bawds Of Zuphony” which sets the stage for the light, breezy “Deep Water” and the bouncy, pedestrian “Lighten Up Your Load”. Furtado ups the ante with the rocking “Raise ‘Em Up” that sounds like a Fogerty-leaning number but his bread and butter are often the melodic, mid-tempo moments such as “Waste Of The Moon”, a song that doesn’t reinvent the wheel but still comes through quite well. Probably the only number that falls off the rails is “Tongue Tied” and its balancing act between roots and radio-friendly pop. He atones for this with the gentle “Color Of Cold” and “Weight Of The World”, a tune having a bit more depth and weight to it.
- Multiple songs MySpace
We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing and challenging times.
// Sound Affects
"History repeats the old conceits, the glib replies, the same defeats. Keep your finger on important issues, and keep listening to the 275th most acclaimed album of all time. A 1982 masterpiece is this week's Counterbalance.READ the article