US - New Hampshire - Full Moon 173 - 10/23/10
Almost Got Reel
DC / self
Douglas Coleman has a calm, relaxed style but his words really sting on this record. The opening title track sees him lash out at an ex while playing a sharp tune. His solo artist with guitar shtick might
be common, but when he's got songs this good it hardly matters.
"Blue Anime Eyes" has a brilliant title and a suitably catchy tune to boot. It's a ballad that's guaranteed to not pile on the sugar. "Corporate Hangover" is sharp and bitter; Coleman singing of a life
lived in compromise. "Night in Montreal" sees the singer use his expressive voice well and acquire curious warmth. He paints vivid pictures here as ever. It's a strong album all told.
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