Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Richard Ashcroft

The new Richard Ashcroft album has been out for a few weeks and honestly, I have been sitting on it. I was always a huge fan of The Verve, especially the high water mark of Urban Hymns, which is an album that I still listen at least once a week. As Ashcroft descended into a solo career, his songs tended to be on the self-indulgent side, so I stopped paying attention. Keys To The World, his third solo effort, is an entirely different story -- all of the album's songs bristle with passion and showcase a songwriter who once rode the wave of youthful energy, but is now taking on adulthood with two eyes wide open.

Audio: "Why Not Nothing"
Video: "Break The Night With Colour" High | Low [Quicktime]


Blogger c said...

i never could get into his solo stuff either - thanks for the tune - i am hope, hope, hoping to like it......

10:53 AM EDT  

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