ALBUM TITLE                        :        THE WATERFALL (DELUXE EDITION)

ARTIST                                   :        MY MORNING JACKET

GENRE                                    :        ALTERNATIVE ROCK

DATE RELEASED                   :        2015

If you are fond of compilation albums, you would have discovered this band such as in the soundtrack of Elizabethtown.  You would have realized after listening that the band has lots of talents.  This band has released a commercially and critically acclaimed album “Z.” And for sure, fans are ready to embrace more records like this.  So, what happens in this album?  Here is a track by track review of this record.

  • Believe (Nobody Knows)- is quite theatrical and despite the elements of drama, the song is void of yelling and screaming. Instead, you get good musical background and tempo.
  • Compound Fracture – whether it is the original version or the Miami Jungle version, this song is totally reflective and probably describes what the whole album is all about. In this song, perhaps the band is trying to deal with their own mortality and fame.
  • Like a River – has a chord structure that is a rearranged version of the famous old song “Moon River.” The guitar plucking and the falsetto voice works effectively to deliver a haunting song.
  • In Its Infancy (The Waterfall) – is like a New Wave song done by New Order during its early eighties era.
  • Get To The Point – while the song is about separation, the whole atmosphere created due to the guitar plucking is like a rejuvenation for the soul. It is the kind of song that you like to listen seconds after you wake up in the morning.
  • Spring (Among The Living) – is like a marching order for everyone to move on live accordingly. A motivational song that is not so heavy in words but directly hits everyone.
  • Thin Line – the kind of song that you like to listen over and over again trying to hold on about a specific memory.
  • Big Decisions – is a love song for someone trying to understand the other. It has direct to the front lyrics asking someone “what do you want me to do, make all big decisions for you?”
  • Tropics – sounds like an old rock song done by Led Zeppelin or any older generation rock band. It has a good acoustic introduction.
  • Only Memories Remain – the kind of love song that will find its way in countless prom nights. It has good hook and rhythm that will definitely invite lovers to dance romantically in the dancefloor.
  • The Hillside Song – speaks of the bands talent of being able to tackle different musical genre. In this song, you can say they can do folk and country excellently whether musically or lyrically.
  • I Can’t Wait Anymore – has a vocal performance that sounds like Bobby Vinton or any teeny bopper idol during the fifties as the song has the same vibe also.

The whole album is indeed a waterfall of good songs.  Thus, I rate this record 4 stars out of 5 stars.

Ratings Description:

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


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