Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Ed's Redeeming Qualities|
At Fish & Game Club
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
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Subtle, eclectic folk-rock
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Once you let this music in, you won't want it to go away. Although as an alterna-rock listener I found the folkiness of this album a little embarrassing at times, the insightful lyrics won me over. Worth at least one thorough listen. The only drawback is that this band isn't together anymore; I would have loved the opportunity to see them perform live. These people are about as real and non rock-star as you can get."
An intriguing album with more than its share of moments
D. Jackson | Cookeville, TN | 07/08/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ed's Redeeming Qualities is one of my favorite bands, and truly something hard to find; a folk outfit that doesn't bury each piece of work within a religious or peace-based metaphor. Truly refreshing. I love songs that transcend typical boundaries, that aren't afraid to try something different.. I love 60's folk/rock, but SO much of is about either 1) Love, 2) God, 3) Peace. Not that those aren't viable topics, but come on, we have 15,000,000 songs addressing those things aleady! Let's branch out!This is exactly what Ed's Redeeming Qualities does. They explore new territory, stuff that each of us struggle with in our day to day life. Filtering it all down through a light, soft, strangely arranged folky-filter. The stand out track on this album is Big Black Bag.. for some reason I always picture Pink Floyd covering this, with a huge, massive sound system broadcasting over acres and acres of fans... well, probably not. Regardless, if you're tired of the formulaic pablum spoon-fed to us by corporate rock, give this a shot.. it breaks a lot of pop conventions, but without being angry or mean or bitter. How's that for rare?"