20 Miles – Life Doesn’t Rhyme
Shift of gears in 2003, a bit more pop and straight rock laced into the blues. Aiming for the mainstream? Shame if it’s true.
Easy Lingo brings Tom Petty to mind with a great groove via the Stones. Gypsy Babe is a slow gospel organ blues, Unquiet Glam is pure Stones rawk, Barely Breathing (For Hank Williams) is straight rock road story.
Clover rocks along… with cowbell! Ship Is Sinking Fast’s piano-driven slow blues core is brilliant, this is a highlight track for sure. Drown The Whole World is a weird effects thing, the title track is a sweet and steady jam. Everybody Knows My Name rocks majestically, and Unfulfilled is gentle drifting music. Tearing Apart plods along with absolute menace.
Still a great sound, but a long cry from their earlier stuff. Better or worse? You decide!