Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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JD Cetola | Omaha, NE USA | 02/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a magnificient record from start to finish. Well-crafted jangle pop (of the Connells/del Amitri/Tom Petty mold--and I agree with the previous review regarding Freedy Johnston)songs of a personal nature often about heartbreak and the general struggles of life yet wrapped in a blanket of hope. The songs on this cd have an edge to them, but from start to finish it's all about the melody (and the story within the melodies). Just one listen to "Little Mystery" or "Last Thing That I Need" should be all you need to get hooked. If you dig this cd, you'll definitely want to pick up Thibaud's other studio releases 'Favorite Waste of Time' and 'Squash' or some of his earlier, more keyboard oriented work with the Courage Brothers."
Originality via familiarity
Shannon Vance | Aromas, Ca. USA | 07/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The best new sweater is one that looks beautiful but feels like an old sweater. Easy to get into, Little Mystery soon bedazzles the listener with it's superb production values and outstanding content. This is an effort of love and it truly shows. In every song, the emotion is so strong and true that it transcends mere music and becomes personal, intimate communication. Todd Thibaud is busily making sweaters that I won't get tired of wearing."
Stephen Doig | New Zealand | 10/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"'Little Mystery' is a very genuine, enjoyable release from an artist who clearly enjoys and believes in what he does. This enthusiasm is well justified; Tibaud is armed with a strong, rootsy voice as well as collection of down to earth, catchy songs that will easily endear themselves to most if not all listeners. Songs 1,2,3 and 4 are all fantastic, though the title track does sound very similar to Shawn Colvin's 'Sunny Came Home' (a forgiven coincedence). 'Last Thing That I Need' is a wonderful mid-tempo pop song not unlike Matthew Sweet and Freedy Johnston's best work, while the true peak of the album is left till last in the poignant, chiming 'Finer Things'. The album length could have been a bit shorter, cutting away a few of the weaker tracks in the middle, but that is the only small gripe in an otherwise fine record."