Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Music Spotlight: Guster
Album: Easy Wonderful
Guster is one of those bands that maintains a very dedicated fan base and continually seems to add more with each concert they play. Adept at writing hooks that stay in your head and lyrics that run from light and funny to contemplative and thoughtful, that they have fallen short of huge mainstream success seems almost criminal.
Easy Wonderful represents the band's sixth album and maintains their solid mix of songs from beginning to end. Nothing stands out more than "Do You Love Me", a brilliant slice of pop rock that shows off how to write a great hook. Every track presents something different, whether its the synths on "Do What You Want" or the ironic overtones of "Stay with me Jesus". What makes Easy Wonderful so attractive is the depth and meaning in the lyrics that add more to the tracks. Combined with solid music throughout, it is an album that demands to be listened to over and over again.
Standout tracks: "Do You Love Me", "This Could All Be Yours", "Do What You Want"
If you want more Guster, be sure to check out Keep it Together and Ganging Up on the Sun. Along with Easy Wonderful, the are located in the Rock CD collection: MR Guster