|Escovedo, Alejandro / Burn Something Beautiful|
|Album:||Burn Something Beautiful||Collection:||General|
|Add Date:||2016-12-29||Pull Date:||2017-03-02|
|Week Ending:||19 Feb||12 Feb||5 Feb||29 Jan||22 Jan||15 Jan||8 Jan|
|1.||Oct 23, 2018:||Magnetized Toner |
Sunday Morning Feeling
|4.||Jan 31, 2017:||Magnetized Toner |
Shave The Cat
|2.||Feb 15, 2017:||Viewer Discretion Advised |
Sunday Morning Feeling, Horizontal
|5.||Jan 27, 2017:||KZSU Time Traveler |
|3.||Feb 11, 2017:||Old Fart at Play |
|6.||Jan 17, 2017:||Magnetized Toner: 2/3 of R. W. Mix Vol. 1 + Best of 2016 (Epilogue) |
Burn Something Beautiful is the eleventh studio album by legendary San Antonio, Texas-born punker/troubadour Alejandro Escovedo. Taking clues from classic rock, 1970s glam, New York pre-punk, and early 1990s alternative, Burn Something Beautiful is a stylish guitar-driven record produced by Alejandro Escovedo’s longtime collaborator Scott McCaughey and newcomer Peter Buck from R.E.M. fame, who also played guitars and helped co-write the album. This is another great long play in a string of recent recordings by Alejandro Escovedo, who keeps writing exceptional songs as the years go by. One of my favorite albums of 2016.|
RIYL: T. Rex, Johnny Thunders And The Original Heartbreakers, Steve Earle, Old 97’s and The Nuns.
Recommended Tracks: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8!!!, 9, 11, 12
1. (3:35) **Horizontal – Killer upbeat opener. Sets the mood for the rest of the album. Great guitars. The intro riff reminds me of something from R.E.M.’s Monster.
2. (3:35) **Heartbeat Smile – Classic rock 101 here. Medium-up tempo. It has a little of that energy from early Tom Petty records. Inspired guitars. Rock on!
3. (3:42) ***Sunday Morning Feeling – Another gem here. Feels like a mid 1970s NY punk ballad. Melancholic. Damn guitars! Medium-up tempo track.
4. (4:25) Suit Of Lights – Classic rock ballad. Support vocals by Kelly Hogan, member of Neko Case's backing band.
5. (3:31) Redemption Blues – Acoustic ballad. Kind of gritty. Real stuff here.
6. (3:06) *Shave The Cat – Upbeat rocker. T. Rex glam here. Slick!
7. (4:49) Johnny Volume – Slow tempo rocker. Intense.
8. (3:07) ***Beauty Of Your Smile – Punk storytelling at the speed of glam. Medium-up tempo. Killer guitars. My favorite track on the album.
9. (3:43) *I Don't Want To Play Guitar Anymore – Another solid rock track in the shape of a slow tempo ballad. 1970s rock forever.
10. (4:00) Beauty And The Buzz – More classic rock ballads for the 21st century.
11. (2:57) *Luna De Miel – Medium-up tempo recording that makes me think of the mid1990s band The Make-Up. Yeah!
12. (3:45) *Farewell To The Good Times – Medium-up rocker. Nice melody. Early Tom Petty forever.
13. (4:15) Thought I'd Let You Know – Nothing wrong with ending with a rock ballad. Sweet farewell.