Saturday, October 17, 2009

Lucero - 1372 Overton Park

Lucero's sixth-album dropped with little fan-fare (which is why I missed it), but it definitely deserves a spot on the blog. The band definitely retains the twang, and Ben Nichol's unmistakable crooning has never been better. The major developments include an expanded use of horns, synthesizers and keyboards (i.e. "What are You Willing to Lose"). The expansion with the horns and keyboards help the band further blend the bluesy-punk-country combination that they have grown to command over the years. Even though the extra money from Universal Records may be the reason for the added instrumentation and mixing, I'd say it was worth it to add the new dimensions to the band. Some of the older fans may not enjoy the new path they're on, but just give it a listen once or twice. You may find something you'll like.

  1. Smoke
  2. What are You Willing To Lose
  3. Sound of The City
  4. Can't Feel a Thing
  5. The Devil and Maggie Chascarillo
  6. Sixes and Sevens
  7. Goodbye again
  8. Johnny Davis
  9. Darken My Door
  10. Halfway Wrong
  11. Hey Darlin' Do You Gamble
  12. Mom
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Lucas said...

Sheila Monster said...

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