Strong Feelings (CD)


Doug Paisley

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Amoeba Review

01/17/2014

Album three from Canadian alt-country troubadour with the burnt butter voice. Before getting to the album, which is quite good, we've got to have a few words about that voice. While Paisley certainly looks the part of the Canadian alt-country troubadude, all dirty ginger curls and stubble, had I not seen a picture, I would have imagined someone's beer-bellied, salt-n-pepper-bearded, CVS-bespectacled dad. A cool dad, sure, but Paisley's rich, throaty, country holler sounds like a paternal missed-calling for Nashville. Which is to say, weathered just right, in a way Paisley's peers should, and must, envy. The songs are classic yearning twang, belted out live in the studio with a host of great musicians, who, rather than take us fully into the alt side of things, make the record sound like a suspiciously tasteful Nashville record maybe a little trapped in the '70s and with a sprinkling of psychedelia so subtle, we wonder sometimes if we're imagining it. Perhaps we can thank the Band's Garth Hudson for this, who did similar things with organs and synthesizers for his '70s Canadian alt-country group and finds himself playing on a number of Paisley's songs. Strong Feelings is decidedly less folk than Paisley's previous work, though the relatively upbeat, plaintive country swagger shouldn't alienate fans of his previous output. It seems as though Paisley has really come into his own with this record and we should look forward to records to come, Strong Feelings definitely feels like the start of something.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Radio Girl
Doug Paisley 04:37
2.
Song My Love Can Sing
Doug Paisley 04:04
3.
It's Not Too Late (To Say Goodbye)
Doug Paisley 04:42
4.
Our Love
Doug Paisley 03:09
5.
What's Up Is Down
Doug Paisley 05:26
6.
Old Times
Doug Paisley 03:01
7.
Growing Souls
Doug Paisley 03:21
8.
To & Fro
Doug Paisley 04:09
9.
Where The Light Takes You
Doug Paisley 04:30
10.
Because I Love You
Doug Paisley 02:15

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