ALBUM REVIEW : WANTED ON VOYAGE
ARTIST : GEORGE EZRA
GENRE : POP / ROCK
DATE RELEASED : 2015
If you haven’t listen to this record months after it was released then I say your taste in music is repulsive or just too pop for this album. If you belong to millennial or children of baby boomers, you might find it difficult to appreciate George Ezra even though he has cute face. What sets him back to mainstream is that his voice is too mature for his good looks. In some songs, he sounded like Willie Nelson, in other songs he croons like Bob Dylan, and there are songs that he is too country and folksy.
Yes, he has the most compelling voice in this generation. What makes this artist too difficult to reach out to mainstream is that his songs is too mature for a guy in his early thirties and sing songs which are not usually tackle by other artists. It is like hearing someone serenading in the agora or in the park centuries ago. The songs on this album take time to digest and figure out what he is singing all about.
Stand out songs in this record are “Budapest”, “Stand By Your Gun (which reminded me of “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division”, “Cassy O’”, “Da Vinci Riot Police”, and the rest of the songs are better than the usual stuff you hear on the radio.
I rate this record 4 stars out of 5 stars.
1 star = Ignore it
2 stars= risk it
3 stars = borrow or buy it
4 stars = buy it and keep it
5 = buy, keep, and treasure it