Fireworks

CD Reviews

Blackberry Smoke - 'Find A Light' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/4a/c3/e9/blackberry-smoke-find-a-light-38-1527623975.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     May 29, 2018    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
879   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Title

Label

Label

They pack enough emotional depth to render 'Find A Light' uplifting and thoughtful from beginning to end.

Our opinions on music may be full of passion and conviction, but they certainly aren't factual. However, if someone were to state that Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke (beloved Georgia five-piece, hirsute of head, proud of roots and natural heirs to Lynyrd Skynyrd's crown) don't make bad albums, only records that are different degrees of greatness, they'd be so close to Mr. Fact that his fiction-burning glare would literally incinerate their nasal hairs.

That said, the guys aren't completely immune to criticism. Regardless of its quality, 2016's 'Like An Arrow' was a predominantly mellow affair that left some wondering if Charlie Starr and Co. were slowly morphing into a laid-back, middle-aged crew. 'Find A Light' defiantly slaps down such fears as its sprawling collection of superbly sequenced cuts delivers everything fans loved about past efforts – alongside some sharp new moves – to create what feels like the ultimate Blackberry Smoke album.
'Run Away From It All', 'Best Seat In The House' and 'Nobody Gives A Damn' are melodically radiant rockers bursting with addictive hooks. 'The Crooked Kind' recalls the frazzled combustibility of 'The Whippoorwill' and contemplative acoustic diamonds like 'I've Got This Song', replete with good ol' boy harmonies, could easily become staples on Country radio (if said Nashville stations actually played proper Country music anymore).

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


Elsewhere, fresh flavours have been integrated seamlessly. 'Flesh And Bone' is a swamp-wading, alligator-wrestling bruiser whose ferocious chorus would even make 'Waiting For The Thunder' tremble in its cowboy boots. Meanwhile, 'I'll Keep Ramblin'' serves up a super-charged hoedown that sounds like 'Holding All The Roses' and The Eagles' 'Life In The Fast Lane' competing to soundtrack a 'Smokey And The Bandit' remake, at least until the hand-clapping church choir kicks in. Talking of which, 'Lord Strike Me Dead' is salvation-seeking Gospel Rock 'n' Roll par excellence.

This self-produced sixth record boasts a warm live sound where the unfussy looseness and spontaneous instrumental passages belie the supreme craftsmanship involved. If that wasn't enough, Starr's relatable blue-collar lyrics ice the cake rather nicely. Focussing on accepting our beautifully flawed selves, whilst finding a variety of ways to anaesthetise and transcend life's constant headaches, they pack enough emotional depth to render 'Find A Light' uplifting and thoughtful from beginning to end, and in the name of wilful contradiction, that's pretty much a fact.

Simon Ramsey

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  October 2018  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
  8  91011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 week, 4 days ago
  • Rocktopia Te : Interviews with Lordi, Dee Snider, W.A.S.P., Myles Kennedy and many more. Check out the Fireworks & Rocktopia interview sections!
  • Berny : We are proud to premiere the new lyric video by MASS! Check out the news section.
  • Berny : Hi biggywiggymusic: Sorted out, apologies for the delay.
  • biggywiggymu : Hi I just ordered download of 84 - took my PayPal and then it said I didn't pay. Have the transaction number. Can someone help?
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #84 is out now!!
  • amcc1888 : Thanks Berny
  • Berny : @amcc1888: Please check your mail. Many thanks, B.
  • amcc1888 : Hi There i have ordered Fireworks Issue 83 and paid by PayPal but you have charged me twice but the download has not appeared in my account...also sent you a web contact message..anyone there to help me thanks Tony
  • Berny : We proudly present the new lyric video by AMERICAN TEARS, pls. check out our newsfeed!
  • Rocktopia Te : There are now 500 live reviews on Rocktopia! Check out the latest ones, incl. Iron Maiden, Steven Tyler and Steelhouse Festival 2018!
  • Berny : @Transmet1972: Purchases were added to your account. Sorry for the troubles, not sure why you are still having issues with the DL store. Pls. check your mail. Many thanks & best wishes, B.
  • Transmet1972 : Sent another email re new purchase. Same download issue. Thanks.
  • Berny : @Transmet1972: Support received your message, I already sent a reply.
  • Transmet1972 : Site wont allow me to send ticket to support.
  • Transmet1972 : I cant access the files for 2 downloadable mags i purchased. Site wint
  • Graham : Hi guys i wonder if anyone knows what happend to Greg Parker who formed the band Ozz that released 2 Lps in 1980,
  • Berny : HEAVEN'S TRAIL premiere their new lyric video on Rocktopia. Check out the news section ... «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : @Berny did another lyric video for ROYAL HUNT. Pls. check out our news aection and watch the video on YouTube ... «link»
  • Hysteria : @ Rocktopia Team: GREAT SONG & VIDEO!!! Thanks for sharing!
  • Rocktopia Te : EXCLUSIVE Guild Of Ages music video premiere! Check out «link» ! Did you like the video? Please send us your comments!
  • Berny : Check out the new live reviews: http;//livereviews.rocktopia.co.uk
  • Berny : Download Fireworks #82 for FREE, incl. all 88 songs and the bonus magazine. Just go to "Free Downloads" in the TOP menu. : - >
  • Berny : Fireworks #83 is out NOW!
  • Rocktopia Te : Exclusive MOONSPELL UK video premiere on Rocktopia: Check out the latest news!
  • Berny : Check out the new video by Mass: 'When 2 Worlds Collide' ... «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : We prouldy present the new music video by American Tears! Check out our News Section ... «link»
  • Berny : Interviews with SLEEPING ROMANCE & VISIONS OF ATLANTIS ... «link» Enloy! :)
  • Rocktopia Te : There are now 6000 album reviews on Rocktopia!
  • Berny : Saxon, Gizmodrome, Skid Row, Night Ranger, Magnum, Joe Bonamassa & many more! Check out the latest LIVE reviews on Rocktopia! «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : Two news interviews in the Rocktopia Interviews Section: LITTLE CAESAR & GEISHAS IN VITRO. Enjoy! :) «link»

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site