I still listen to CD’s in my car so every now and then I clean out my CD holder in my car and refill it with a bunch of new discs. That’s when I usually throw in an album that just caught my eye searching through my library. American Beauty was an example of when this was a great thing. Often, however, I remember why I hadn’t listened to that particular album in a while. Inspired by this phenomena I’ve decided to start a new column called “Dusting off the Discs”.
The only rule: I’ll only review albums I haven’t listened to in at least a year.
If you’re asking yourself who Remy Zero is you’re probably not alone. This
Their album on average is just allright. The opening track “The Golden Hum” morphs into “Out/In” and is really a great tune as is “Save Me” - despite the teen stigma associated with it. A few other tracks are decent rock tunes, but wouldn’t really stand out in a crowd. Their singer has a good voice, but not enough to really keep your interest sustained over a full album.... and that is the problem with The Golden Hum. While those previously mentioned tracks are great, some of the ballads and other songs really aren’t very good. It’s not terrible, but really not an album I need to listen to all the way through... which is probably why it remain unplayed in over a year.
Verdict: Pick the best tracks and put them on shuffle.