US - California - Full Moon 149 - 11/13/08
Child of the Same God
Bill Madden follows his impressive debut Gone with an equally strong effort in the singer/songwriter genre. Madden tells stories in his songs and on the title track he examines the shaky state of the world. His insight is not stunningly original, but worthwhile anyway.
His vocal aptly conveys worry and compassion. "Just Like Me" examines the idea that everyone has a dark as well as a light side; Madden has penned a strong song with a powerful chorus. "Dream With Me" is a soft hush of a song, Madden sounds like he's happy to be alive here. "Empire" is more about the turbulent state of the world, and it's sung in a convincing way. Madden wears his heart on his sleeve on this album and that makes it all worthwhile.
Copyright © 2008 Anna Maria Stjärnell