Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Straight Line ( A Music Review)

First Impression Music Review David Gray - Draw the Line C+

It's been four years since we last heard from David Gray (2005's Life in Slow Motion) and with this latest offering Gray doesn't stray too far from his familiar folk-pop yearnings.

Draw the Line floats along with no tremendous peaks and no major missteps, although it does seem a little awkward when Gray sings "here we are butt naked baby" on the melancholy title track.

I miss the exploratory introspection of Life in Slow Motion and the vulnerability of some of his older material. This album isn't bad but it feels a little straight-laced and conservative. Perhaps the next album will cross the line.

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