Straw Dogs - Love And Then Hope
When most people think of Seattle, Washington's music scene the resonating Grunge and flannel waves still pound the shores, leaving nearly no room for a future. Not to say Straw Dogs are the revival this Starbucks crazed city has been churning, but perhaps an promising oddity in the rough.
With a blend of CSNY and yes, just a tad bit of contemporary styles like Ryan Adams, Straw Dogs leave themselves in position to perhaps garner their own following at the least. Lead track "Could You" has that overall feel good vibe complete with all the smooth backing vocals. The trimmings of basic contemporary any decade rock are present and evident on Love And Then Hope.
Throughout the disc, melodies and rhythms are professional, full sounding and very radio friendly. Though Straw Dogs may just be a little too polished for me, the record is respectable.
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on 2009-05-24 michele Said:
Words and music are truly beautiful! And anyone who has been affected by Southern California fires has got to hear "Fire Outside"!
on 2009-05-23 stevebvp Said:
Was the the Straw Dogs' music and lyrics composed by a super-team of musicians, poets, philosophers, sociologists, and psychologists? No, it's too personal; it must have come from an individual's sensitive, passionate heart. It gets inside of me and wells up in there, until it overflows into conceptual or actual tears. It's simply beautiful!