Monday, August 03, 2009

Album of Last Friday

The Strange Remain, by The Other Ones (1999): Sometimes, I take a chance on a used album by a band I've barely heard of. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't. This one didn't. I'll admit, I've never been enraptured by The Greatful Dead. But this post-Garcia spin off included Bruce Hornsby (who played with the Dead in the last days), so it drew me in. Unfortunately, the whole thing just leaves me cold. Extended jams blend into each other until they're just an undifferentiated mass. OK as background wallpaper, but nothing compelling to my ears.

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