Doyle Bramhall II & Smokestack

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Welcome, Doyle Bramhall's third effort, continues to blur the lines between rock and blues, but he doesn't always achieve success with this tactic. Although the album opens with "Green Light Girl," a frenetic tune with lots of rockin', driving guitar riffs, the majority of the songs veer toward blues, albeit unconvincingly. "Send Some Love," an aching ballad, calls for emotion-drenched crooning, but Bramhall's vocals are a tad too cool, and "Thin Dream" attempts at bluesy stylings but is really a rock power ballad. The last cut, "Cry," finally whips up some emotion from Bramhall, but it should have been spread throughout Welcome. Even contemporary blues needs a little grit.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:09 Spotify
2 5:52 Spotify
3 5:18 Spotify
4 5:29 Spotify
5 4:17 Spotify
6 4:05 Spotify
7 4:52 Spotify
8 7:04 Spotify
9 6:35 Spotify
10 4:55 SpotifyAmazon
11 8:38 Spotify
12
8:08 Spotify
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