Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Darker Darkness

The new Hiss album is getting rave reviews almost everywhere, but I'm not completely bowled over yet. It all sounds a bit tinny to my ears, which doesn't fit the fat Caledonian soul vibe they're after, while the new drummer sure could use a bit of funk in his playing. Don't get me wrong, the wonderfully titled Hallelujah Anyhow is a decent record, and one with an uplifting message at that, but it somehow lacks the magic of MC Taylor & crew's earlier work. Here's hoping it will grow on me.

Hiss Golden Messenger - Harder Rain


Spence said...

As a fledgling HGM fan whose only previous knowledge of them is Westering and Mahogany Dread via your blog, I liked the track you posted and thought it slotted into their usual laidback vibe. I'll be scouring the CD racks for any of their back catalogue on my next visit.

Ramone666 said...

You should! I'd recommend Poor Moon as a start.