STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 155046-22817 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: Digital Only Album
Reviewed by Paul S Ganney
Hot on the heels of 'Fort Wayne' comes this acoustic singer/songwriter project from the hard working Georgia-based songsmith. 'Among Thieves' is released as a pay what you want project. The music is acoustic guitar-driven with Heath's voice very much to the fore. There's not much of an accompanying band and when they do break in they sit very much to the back. This means you don't miss the clever fingerwork on songs such as the title track. The whole album is quite reflective and introspective in style while Heath's vocals are distinctly laid-back. The guitar work is a mix between Americana and Ed Sheeran's more acoustic material and very good it is too. Having said that, I felt the album washed over me in a pleasant enough way but didn't really have enough "reach out and grab you" moments aside from the title track (the best by a mile), the Beatles references in "Along Came Molly" and some vocal tricks shown on "The 24th". 'Among Thieves' might be great for a reflective evening, but not one to get the party started.
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