Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Stoned Nation Radio
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw Jolly Mon open up for the Cherry Poppin' Daddies at the Offramp in Seattle four or five years ago and thought they were really good. I've always considered their CD, Sailing, to be a great underground gem in my collection and thought it would be hard for them to top it. But I would say that Stoned Nation Radio is as good, even better than Sailing. Some of my favorite CD's took a couple of listenings before they really hit me as being phenomenally good, but this one is instantly recognizable as a GREAT CD. It can't be said of many bands (maybe Zeppelin and Jane's Addiction) that they are simultaneously heavy and ethereal, but this one definitely has both qualities. (Comparisons to those two bands end there, though) I would say this CD can induce a state of pleasant,hypnotic, hyper-awareness, and you can't keep your body still to these funky grooves. On the harder, thrashier songs, I am thankful that they have no need to sing in that generic "I can talk like a monster" voice that so many bands with no singing talent resort to in order to sound cool. My favorite songs on it are Listen to the Sound, Boom, A Lot, and Shark."
(3 out of 5 stars)
"These guys are increasingly getting better and better. This album is probably my favorite. Their style nowadays is leaning more towards a heavy phat groove. If you like Floater, Jolly Mon is a recommended tasting of what else is in Oregon."