MYLES KENNEDY – THE IDES OF MARCH

9/10

Man, this is a pleasant album. I will start with the summary. Do we need to write anything else then we think? Yeah, go on then! We will take a couple of words to describe these pleasant 50 or so minutes.

There is a bit of suiting irony that the opening track is called “Get Along”…… With the world looking like it does and all that it is a song that could be used in a lot of different contexts.

The album leans towards the softer but bluesier side of rock. But, you can also get the feel for where Mr. Kennedy plies his trade when not going solo. “A thousand Words” would fit onto any Alter Bridge album. The following “In Stride” Slash would love to have as his song I would think.

The variety though, is wide. Even when staying in the previous described brackets you go far and away with references. But what I find most appealing is the sense of joy in the voice. Myles Kennedy sometimes get accused of just singing. No feeling, just song. I have never agreed with that and this album for me concretes my beliefs in the matter. The voice has both swing and schwung in it. In “Tell It Like It Is” you have the happy driving voice together with the slide guitar, in “Love Rain Down” you have emotion and heart delivering the lyrics with passion.

I think this album will appeal to both new and old fans. It is certainly a few steps better than 2018´s “Year of the Tiger”. That is not a bad album, this is just better on all fronts. So, if you want to shake your booty or have some emotions to get rid of, or a little help to get a good cry out, give this album a go!

 

 

Band: Myles Kennedy
Title: The Ides of March

Label: Nuclear Blast
Date of release: 2021-05-14
Rate: 9/10
Stand out track: Tell It Like It Is

Country of Origin: USA

Playing time: 51:35

MYLES KENNEDY – THE IDES OF MARCH

May 21, 2021

9/10 Man, this is a pleasant album. I will start with the summary. Do we need to write anything else then we think? Yeah, go on then! We will take a couple of words to describe these pleasant 50 or so minutes. There is a bit of suiting irony that the opening track is called “Get Along”…… With the world looking like it does and all that it is a song that could be used in a lot of different contexts. The album leans towards the softer but bluesier side of rock. But, you can also get the feel for where Mr. Kennedy plies his trade when not going solo. “A thousand Words” would fit onto any Alter Bridge album. The following “In Stride” Slash would love to have as his song I would think. The variety though, is wide. Even when staying in the previous described brackets you go far and away with references. But what I find most appealing is the sense of joy in the voice. Myles Kennedy sometimes get accused of just singing. No feeling, just song. I have never agreed with that and this album for me concretes my beliefs in the matter. The voice…

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