Josh is Impressive
Emily Robertson | LA | 06/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Produced by the same guy as Dave Matthew's Band (John Alagia), with a musical style similar to John Mayer's or Jack Johnson's, Josh Kelley makes an impressive debut with his first album "For the Ride Home." What can I say? I like it. It's mellow then upbeat, all the while exploring various musical and emotional climaxes and nadirs. Literally, it's a CD for you to play on the car ride home time and time again. It's also consistent; if you don't like to buy CDs because you're afraid of "filler" (other songs on the album not as good as or not even similar to the single) you don't have to worry about it with Josh Kelley. There are many songs on the album with "single potential." If this is you're kind of music, I'm sure you'll like the album as much as I do."
Greatest album in a while...
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard of Josh Kelley in July when I was volunteering at a summer camp. We'd play his song "Amazing" in the Dining Hall between meals. When I got home, all of a sudden "Amazing" was all over the radio!!! So I bought his CD,and to my surprise, I ADORE IT!!!! Every song is excellent, he has a laid-back kind of sound. I'd reccommend his CD if you enjoy: John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Jason Mraz, Counting Crows, maybe even a little Dave."
This CD is Truly "AMAZING"!!!
Mike | Chicago, IL USA | 07/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While listening to my local radio station one morning, I was lucky enough to hear Josh Kelley's debut single "Amazing." I was immediately taken aback by the song and the wonderful sound of his music. Compare him to John Mayer if you like, but Josh Kelley has a unique sound of his own. While his vocals at times sound similar to Mayer, his music has a much more diverse sound to it that helps set him apart from John Mayer (who is also one of my favorite artists) The cd plays out like this:1. Amazing- 10/10 rating
This is the song that caught my attention. The hook is infectious and the lyrics are spectacular as well. One of the best on the album.2. Everybody Wants You- 9/10
Another catchy tune that utilizes solid background vocals during the chorus.3. Travelin- 8/10
Another catchy tune that is more upbeat than most of the other tracks on the album.4. Old Time Memory- 10/10
In my opinion, the best song on the album. This is a slower tune and Josh is able to utilize his smoky voice to the best of his ability. Great use of the piano during the right moments of this song.5. Home To Me- 8/10
Another slower song, probably the slowest on the cd, but a solid song nonetheless.6. Angeles- 7/10
For those of you familiar with John Mayer, this song is the exception to Josh's album musically as this song is very similar to Mayer's tune "3x5." A good midtempo song.7. I Saw You- 8/10
An midtempo rockin song that utilizes an electric guitar bridge that adds variety to Josh's sound.8. Small Town Boy- 6/10
Probably my least favorite track on this album. Just seems kinda plain.9. Faces- 7/10
Slower tune, but a nice song with great lyrics.10. Follow Me- 9/10
This song has a bit of a country twang to it. One of the best on the album. Catchy chorus with a great drumbeat.11. Perfect 10- 9/10
Almost true to its name. This is another marvelous midtempo song with a great chorus.12. Amen- 7/10
Another slower tune that builds up to a beautiful chorus.13. Pokerface- 8/10
This song demonstrates the great vocal scale that Josh possesses. He can hit any note and make it sound great. This is another interesting tune that builds up to a beautifully written chorus. Good bridge on this song as well, great way to end the album.Overall, this is a marvelous debut effort from a rising star. Get this CD now so you can say that you listened to Josh Kelly way before everyone else did. The sky is the limit for this talented singer/songwriter."