Daniel Minteer - Get What You Expect

Published Tuesday 11th January 2011
Daniel Minteer - Get What You Expect
Daniel Minteer - Get What You Expect

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 95584-16985
LABEL: Tate Music Group TMG7842

Reviewed by Tom Lennie

Daniel hails from Walla Walla in Washington State, a town named after an aboriginal tribe of the same title. 'Get What You Expect' is a nine-track volume consisting of six self-penned songs (the title cut re-appears as a closing "bootleg"), along with two instrumental solos. Minteer's songs cover a range of themes, from the price of taking our own individual paths in life, to the desperate moral and spiritual state of the nation (America, but could equally apply to Britain and Europe), to the reality of freedom in Christ. These songs tend to be lyrically rich, in that they're often comprised of several verses and chorus. All this is very fine, and Daniel's vocals are okay or better, but they're completely overshadowed by his stunning guitar skills. The guy's a real wizard (in the best sense) on lead guitar (he also plays both rhythm and bass), and this shines through on every single track, in the form of intros, long instrumental breaks and those two solo tracks. Indeed, it's his rock guitar expertise that makes this whole recording glide along so interestingly. For this reason, mainly, 'Get What You Expect' is worth checking out.

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