Ideal Man (CD)


Andrew Combs

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Nashville-based singer/songwriter Andrew Combs has spent much of his career crafting good ‘ol heartland rock, chock-full of Americana signifiers like honky tonky piano, pedal steel, and tastefully harmonized vocals. A fully devoted acolyte of the Graham Parsons tradition. That is until Ideal Man, his fourth full-length studio album, in which the folksy troubadour undergoes a radically psychedelic transformation, apparent from the very first track. With its ethereal vocals and prominent fuzz guitar leads, “Stars Of Longing” sounds like the cosmic Donovan cut that never was. “Save Somebody” is an almost Harry Nilsson-esque ballad with cavernous reverb and a heavily echoed piano accompanying its beautiful melancholic chorus. “Dry Eyes” is reminiscent of Congratulations-era MGMT, a gleefully dazed and stumbling baroque-pop creation. Rarely do you see a genre artist expand their sound so dramatically and suddenly, but the most impressive aspect of Combs’ Ideal Man is simply how constantly great it is. His best work yet.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Stars Of Longing
Andrew Combs 03:11
2.
Ideal Man
Andrew Combs 03:46
3.
Like A Feather
Andrew Combs 03:48
4.
Save Somebody Else
Andrew Combs 03:11
5.
Hide & Seek
Andrew Combs 03:30
6.
Dry Eyes
Andrew Combs 03:28
7.
Firestarter
Andrew Combs 03:49
8.
Shipwreck Man
Andrew Combs 02:21
9.
Born Without A Clue
Andrew Combs 04:04
10.
The Stone
Andrew Combs 03:18
11.
Golden
Andrew Combs 04:09

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