Thursday, February 8, 2007

Alex Albrecht - Lullaby

Alex Albrecht
"Lullaby"

I wasn't sure what to think about this song as it started with its bluesy/classic rock style riff; I simply had to assume that it was going to stay this way and, though, catchy, alas, head nowhere. My opinion began to quickly change as the band picked up the tempo and really started to head somewhere. I guess the saying is true that when you assume you make an ass out of you and me.

Despite the song title's name, it won't put you to sleep. The pre-chorus takes the song to a different level, coming in with driven distorted guitar leading up to the chorus. The chorus was my favorite part; as most choruses are in music, simply because it's simple and catchy. The chorus is where Alex's vocals really begin to shine especially due to the massive crescendo's. The bridge is also very well composed and the lyrics, vocals, and instrumentation were combined very well. I do think that the vocals, and the song's catchiness-factor are the highlights of the whole song.

I have to keep reminding myself that this is his only song available, and his first ever as far as I can tell, so I really don't feel I should be overly hard on him yet; that will have to wait until after he has released more songs. Some things I felt were not that great were the title (been done so many times before), the vocals were great but did feel a bit forced at times, and the lyrics which were also good but not quite memorable.

I do feel that based on this song that Alex has a lot of potential in music, and will get better the more he records. His sound reminds me very much so of late 90's rock like that of Everclear, Semisonic, and early Weezer. Of course, since I do like these bands, I would only have to like this song I guess. To hear this song yourself you can go to his myspace page; you can also visit the homepage for his great video cast Diggnation.

I will give this song 3 1/2 stars out of 5

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