Marr, Johnny / Call The Comet
Album: Call The Comet   Collection:General
Artist:Marr, Johnny   Added:Sep 2018
Label:Warner Bros. Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-09-30 Pull Date: 2018-12-02
Week Ending: Nov 18 Nov 11 Oct 7
Airplays: 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 13, 2018: Magnetized Toner
My Eternal
3. Nov 05, 2018: regular school
Hi Hello, A Different Gun, My Eternal
2. Nov 09, 2018: Totally A
My Eternal
4. Oct 05, 2018: Old Fart at Play
Actor Attractor

Album Review
DJ Stace
Reviewed 2018-09-26
Call the Comet / Marr, Johnny Label: Warner Bros

Reviewed: 9/26/2018

Reviewed by: DJ Stace

Alumnus of The Smiths, Pretenders, TheThe, Modest Mouse and more delivers a solo album that sounds (surprise surprise!) like a solo album from the guitarist from The Smiths, Pretenders, TheThe and Modest Mouse. Unremarkable, over-produced and drives home the fact that Johnny Marr is a great session guitarist/sideman, but works better with others in the driver's seat. Full of great CNN soundbed.

FCCs: None detected

RIYL: The Smiths, Pretenders, The The, The Church

Play: 11, 12

1. "Rise" 5:04 - Up tempo, anthemic, sounds a bit on the Sisters of Mercy side.
2. "The Tracers" 4:35 - uptempo, driving rhythm with Love & Rockets-style "woo-woo" throughout.
3. "Hey Angel" 5:37 - mid-tempo, but with a hard beat. Soaring generic lead guitar work.
4. "Hi Hello" 4:23 - Mid-tempo, over-produced, jangle-guitar, Smiths-style tune. You can almost hear Morrisey baritone singing it. Smith's fans might dig this one, so do a double-shot with something good.
5. "New Dominions" 4:24 - Channel shifting electro-beat at the beginning gives way to Kraut-ish snoozer.
6. "Day In Day Out" 4:43 - Another mid-tempo acoustic guitar jangle pop tune. Sounds vaguely like The Church.
7. "Walk Into the Sea" 6:02 - Starts off with some echo heavy piano, leading to strings, leading to repetitive solo guitar riff, leading to muted highhat, leading to breathy, smokey vocals. Finally kicks in all shoe-gazey at about 2:20. Epic-ish.
8. "Bug" 4:40 - Mid-tempo Echo & the Bunnymenesque yawner. Maybe about pandemics?
9. "Actor Attractor" 5:37 - Mid-tempo fuzzy, krauty, breathy. You want it to kick in, but it just plods on the same way for 5:36
10. "Spiral Cities" 4:08 - Mid-tempo Psychedelic Furs-ish melody. More breathy adolescent lyrics.
11. **"My Eternal" 3:17 - up-tempo candidate for the "Breakfast Club" remake. Very 80's. some will like it for that.
12. **"A Different Gun" 5:26 - Starts all light and airy, quickly giving way to a mid-tempo Smiths-style closer.

Track Listing
1. Rise   7. Walk Into The Sea
2. The Tracers   8. Bug
3. Hey Angel   9. Actor Attractor
4. Hi Hello   10. Spiral Cities
5. New Dominions   11. My Eternal
6. Day In Day Out   12. A Different Gun