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Brother Jt / Off Blue
Album:Off Blue Collection:General
Artist:Brother Jt Added:12/2004
Label:Birdman Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-02-20 Pull Date:2005-04-24 
Week Ending:3 Apr27 Feb

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 31, 2005:Sonar
Son of Man
3.Feb 23, 2005:Epic Soundtracks
The Stars
2.Mar 30, 2005:The Panoply
Son of Man

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-02-20 
Brother JT – Off Blue (Birdland)
I know Brother JT from his previous bands, Brother JT and Vibrolux and the Original Sins. The sound on this solo disc is a lot mellower, a lot less psychedelic, and a lot less crazy. This is pretty, simple, pop, singer-songwriter stuff with just a tiny bit of psych influence. Nick Saloman’s (Bevis Frond) solo and acoustic stuff comes to mind right away. Robyn Hitchcock also comes to mind. I don’t like this anywhere near as much as his crazy psych stuff, on this stuff the light is shinning on his lyrics….which….well….have too many “babies” and “I wish you would stay” for me to enjoy.
**1. Mellow and catchy pop that you’ve heard a million times but this is done well.
2. Clean electric guitar and a bit too much emoting.
3. Bigger strumming sound and a bit more dramatic.
4. Slow with slight blues swing. Drums and maybe a 2nd guitar.
5. Odd ode to high school hinting that it’s the future and we are still acting like we did in high school. Mellow and slow.
6. eh…the vocals are someone restrained and annoying.
7. More upbeat and more rock. This reminds me of mellow Bevis Frond.
8. Restrained, quiet strum and quiet vocals.
9. Slow, stoned with some effects of some sort with a really uncomfortable chorus. Ick.
**11. Slightly more upbeat but stiff in the same way tracks 9 and 10 were.
A disappointing CD -mph

Track Listing
1.Son of Man 7.Easier to Smile
2.Lovely Though It Is 8.Bittersweet
3.The Stars 9.Nowhere, Slow
4.Becoming 10.12,000 Days
5.High School 11.Song for Everybody
6.Father's Eyes 12.When in Rome