Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Young Widows - Easy Pain

Who:  Young Widows

What:  Fourth studio album of Kentucky noise-rock released by Temporary Residence, LTD.

When:  May 2014

Where:  Louisville, KY

Why:   Former Breather Resist members continue to forge their own rock and roll path.

[The Radness Average (or star rating) is derived from assigning each song a number of stars based on a 1-5 scale, then adding the total number of stars, and then dividing that number of total stars by the number of songs on the record. A Radness Average of 4.0 or higher indicates a good or great record. A Radness Average of 2.0 or less indicates pure crap. Everything else is in the middle somewhere.]

Young Widows - Easy Pain - Temporary Residence, LTD

1.  Godman -- *****
2.  Cool Night -- ***
3.  Kerosene Girl -- *****
4.  Doomed Moon -- ***
5.  Gift of Failure -- ***
6.  Bird Feeder -- **
7.  King Sol -- ****
8.  The Last Young Widow -- **
9.  The Money -- *****
10.  In My Living Room -- ***

Radness Average:  3.500

Young Widows - Easy Pain

Verdict:  Not every song is a hit but at least Young Widows is a band with its own voice. Ironically, the single "Kerosene Girl" did score the band a minor radio hit.

For fans of:  The National Acrobat, Lucero, Helmet, Halo of Flies, Shiner


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