|Artist:||Jack Ladder And The Dreamlanders||Added:||Apr 2015|
|Label:||Fat Possum Records|
|Add Date:||2015-05-15||Pull Date:||2015-07-17|
|Week Ending:||Jun 7||May 24|
|1.||Jun 04, 2015:||Meow
Come On Back This Way
|3.||May 23, 2015:||Distractions
|2.||Jun 03, 2015:||Moonlight Impressions
Let Me Love You
|4.||May 21, 2015:||Pentagonal Banana
To Keep And To Be Kept
Recommended: 5. 1 if you dare.
1) * “Come on Back This Way” (5:52): After a date goes poorly, Jack chases after a girl who’s trying to leave him. She wants him to leave her alone, but he won’t. Kind of rapey. Cool funky synths though; cool choral harmonies.
2) “Her Hands” (5:16): Cool, funky beat. Not very coherent though, and not catchy.
3) “Model Worlds” (4:35): Higher register here. Jack Ladder describes a surprisingly unambitious model world: blue skies, green grass. For a utopia, it sounds a lot like Stanford.
4) “Reputation Amputation” (4:45): Grittier sound here. Jack needs a reputation amputation. It becomes monotonous quickly.
5) * “Let Me Love You” (4:40): Silky smooth background. Jack trying to seduce someone. I found this song oddly fascinating and pretty successful. The chorus (“let me love you”) is slick.
6) “To Keep and To Be Kept” (5:13): Kind of a feel-good number. Two people in love. Pleasant to listen to, but not particularly memorable.
7) “The Miracle” (4:59): Anemic lyrics separating a chorus which I actually liked. Unfortunately, the lyrics are most of the song.
8) “Neon Blue” (4:49): Gritty again in the beginning, like something out of an ‘80s action movie. Jack sings “neon blue” a bunch of times, says that it sets him free. OK.
9) “Our Ascension” (4:10): Lots of cool accents in the drum/bass. Otherwise not much to speak of.
10) “Slow Boat to China” (4:58): Really painfully slow. “We’re all on a slow boat to China,” and I wish it would speed up a little.
|1.||Come On Back This Way||6.||To Keep And To Be Kept|
|2.||Her Hands||7.||The Miracle|
|3.||Model Worlds||8.||Neon Blue|
|4.||Reputation Amputation||9.||Our Ascension|
|5.||Let Me Love You||10.||Slow Boat To China|