LEE FIELDS- FAITHFUL MAN
Much in the vein of Daptone Records, Lee Fields is an artist that clings to old 60′s, 70′s soul sounds and makes a really good record with little faults. There’s nothing on Faithful Man that hasn’t been done before, lots of horns and backup vocals, but it’s so much fun to listen to that I couldn’t help but get into it. While I did find Charles Bradley’s record from last year to be quite a bit better than this there’s still enough here to like and his cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Moonlight Mile” is really nice and might be the best thing here. Faithful Man shows that Lee Fields can stand up with other old school soul artists of today.
Rating: 6.7 out of 10.
I’m not too familiar with Unsane’s work, and Wreck is my first full album listen by the group. The one thing that this record really has going is it’s energy. There’s so much anger on here. It’s impossible to not get into quite a few of these tracks. But there’s too much of the same guitar stuff and the vocals run the same path on every track. While the blend of metal and punk is really interesting at times, there’s nothing too out of the ordinary on here.
Rating: 6.8 out of 10.