Bulat's latest album, Tall Tall Shadow, has fans and critics alike buzzing with excitement, from the
album’s dynamic range of more energetic, Rock-tinged arrangements and
heart-rending quietude to Bulat’s powerful yet vulnerable voice, an
effective blend of Tracy Chapman and Florence Welch, to lyrics that are
slightly more enigmatic and less narrative than her previous releases.
Wertz’s music can be described in two
words: Mom Rock. He falls in line with guys like Matt Nathanson and
Gavin Degraw (both former tour mates). It’s the kind of Lite FM sound
that only works on people in love or people who are waiting for their
Bruce Springsteen is the anointed Boss of
the anthemic Jersey Shore sound, but when Jon Bon Jovi credits the guy
who inspired him to sing like his life depended on it, he cites Southside Johnny as his primary muse. That’s a
often hard to discern what the hell frontman Alex Edkins is raging on
about, but it doesn’t matter much when your frontal lobe is blown off
via the trio’s lacerating racket, which sounds like In Utero-era Nirvana on fast-forward or Fugazi at its immersive, air-raid-siren best.
Homme and his revolving cast of brilliant
madmen have made Queens of the Stone Age one of the most eclectic and
diversely appealing Rock bands of the past two decades, and ...Like Clockwork seems to indicate that there’s plenty more where that came from.