Stephen Brodsky

Ole Sunday

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If one believes that Robert Pollard was the primary source of influence for Stephen Brodsky on Expose Your Overdubs, then the Beatles (combined with the aforementioned Robert Pollard influence) are definitely the source of inspiration for Ole Sunday. While longer in length than his debut, the same pop approach can be found at the root of the music. Brodsky utilizes simple pop structure and melodies reminiscent of the Fab Four to deliver his tunes. The acoustic guitar and piano are a far cry from the abrasive electric guitar sound the singer is known for with his work in Cave-In, but they are effectively played. While on the whole the album seems lacking much excitement, it's not entirely boring, either. The songs are catchy and Brodsky's vocals are nice to listen to, and while it's a little more cohesive than his debut, it's lacking that extra dynamic needed to make it really tantalizing.

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