I am not a reviewer. I have noted this on several occasions, as I have a hard time putting my thoughts into a format that makes sense to people, outside of my own head.
But sometimes there is a spurt of albums released at one time that just makes you want to scream at people to make them aware of the awesomeness that they are more than likely missing.
This is one of those albums.
My first introduction for this album, was the music video for the album’s title track “Low Down”, which surpassed anything on their self titled previous effort. Now, that’s arguably a pretty strong intro to an album. This also left some lofty goals for the rest of album, which I hadn’t heard yet.
Honestly, I enjoyed their first album, quite a bit more than most of my peers. So when I finally received the album, I expected the track “Low Down” to be the stand out, and everything else would be on the same level as their last album. And honestly I only thought this because I heard the two Mallett Bros. albums only within a couple months of each other.
What I found was an eclectic set of ear candy that surpassed my expectations. It turns out this album maintained the road set it’s example track, “Low Down” (the song). The album ranges from acoustic riff rock openers like “Benny” to solid banjo fronted tracks like “Born Cryin'” that draw you into the album to see where their music will go next. But overall it’s the soulfulness in the voices of the Mallett Bros (Will & Luke) that makes the songs unique to the band.
This album will undoubtedly be in my Top Albums of 2011 list.
I will play a couple of tracks by them in this weeks upcoming episode. So stay tuned. If you would like to hear some tracks from their previous album, check out episode 115 of The Americana Rock Mix right HERE.
Here is The Mallett Bros. Band’s music video for “Low Down”
For more info from The Mallet Bros. Band, go to www.MallettBrothersBand.com