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Various Artists / Local Grind, The
Album:Local Grind, The Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:01/2014

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Add Date:2014-01-09 Pull Date:2014-03-13 
Week Ending:16 Feb2 Feb19 Jan

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Album Review
Reviewed 2014-01-09 
This is a compilation of artists performing at a coffee shop. As such, it has a very stripped down, amateur feel to it. Some of the artists were better than others. Some are sad, some are funny, some are odd. My favorite was Scott Patrick Little — tracks 13 and 14. He seemed to me the most experienced and talented.

Best tracks: 3, 8, 13, 14.
A couple of FCCs are noted.

1. (2:31) Quirky, playful storytelling; feel-good stuff.
2. (1:36) Experiments with different tempos but it’s mostly fast.
3. (1:36) ***Fast paced guitar; a song you’d want to skip to.
4. (3:12) Mid tempo; silly tone.
5. (3:59) Sappy, post break up song. Singer’s voice is slightly whiny.
6. (4:22) A clichéd track about yearning for someone.
7. (2:02) FCC obscene. Irreverent. Throaty male voice.
8. (3:28) ***Pleasing acoustic guitar work.
9. (4:35) Depressing, poetic, visual lyrics complemenpted by picking of the ukulele.
10. (3:27) FCC. Mildly upbeat and chipper. A polemic about Republicans.
11. (3:34) An observation of the mundanities of life.
12. (3:52) Goofy, charming, melodic.
13. (3:42) ***Guitar picked ballad. Very soothing.
14. (5:22) ***Unlike the ones before, this one features harmonicas and shakers. Beautiful in a nostalgic way — a great listen.
15. (4:24) Pitchy singer. Slow and cheesy.
16. (5:07) Sung with a drawl. Gloomy tone.
17. (3:42) Interesting voice. Ballad that verges on saccharine and melodramatic.
18. (5:24) Refreshing, mellow. Percussions and piano only.
19. (6:38) High energy drumming.
20. (4:36) Reminds me a bit of Hotel California.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Alison Rush And Melissa Eisner Local Grind
2.Jeff Freitas That's That
3.Jeff Freitas Main Street
4.Jeff Freitas A Little Longer
5.Annie Alvira On My Way
6.Annie Alvira Waltz
7.Flowepots, The Hail Mary
8.Flowerpots, The Just Another Woman
9.Alison Rush Medea
10.Alison Rush Sleeping With Republicans
11.Christopher Casuga Wednesday
12.Christopher Casuga Grasping At Straws
13.Scoth Patrick Little Autumn Eyes
14.Scott Patrick Little And Maggie Watkins Red Winged Blackbird
15.Moon Trent The Quiet
16.Moon Trent I Don't Mind
17.Akkon And Ferbres And Kyle Tassey It Always Rains
18.William And St Claire And Dante Johson Caffeine Jazz
19.William B St. Claire And Dante Johnson A Train Divides
20.Kyle Tassey And Akkon B. Febres Sweet Deception