New York singer/songwriter Noam Weinstein follows his independently released debut, Enough About You (2001), with Above the Music (2002), a similar album featuring a different band. Here, Weinstein recruits drummer David Berger, bassist David Richards, and pianist/guitarist Jimi Zhivago to accompany his vocals, guitar, piano, and songwriting. More than anything, the resulting eight-track album showcases Weinstein's writing talent. Both his lyrics and his songs deserve notice, and his backing band may be subtle, but it brings depth to these songs that many singer/songwriters don't have.
AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier