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Music Review: Traveling Songs by The Dada Weatherman

Year: 2016
Genre: Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Folk
Online: Official Website, Jamendo, Facebook, Twitter
Tracks:

  1. Free Your Mind
  2. Traveler’s Song
  3. Desert of Love
  4. Rewind
  5. We Will Be Alright
  6. Rocking Out
  7. M.O.
  8. Falling in Love

I apologise for the delay in posting another album review. I decided to remove the album that I previously had on the top of the list on account of Canadian band The Rest being oddly absent from the interwebs nowadays. It made me a little sad but I suppose that even good bands break-up or fade into the ether. I recommend that you check out their album on Jamendo here. And this brings us to the next album on the list.

I first noticed French band The Dada Weatherman, otherwise known as Dada & The Weatherman, about two years ago when one of their new albums popped up on the front page of Jamendo. Folk.It.Up was a good listen and I soon found myself listening to some of their other releases. Last year, they came out with the album that I am reviewing today, Traveling Songs. Please note that all of their tracks are in English.
Traveling Songs is a collection of eight tracks that offer a more refined folk and psychedelic and blues rock edge, reflecting Dada’s roots growing up listening to classic rock and blues from the 60’s and 70’s. With all of TDW’s albums, there is a strong focus on vocal and guitar work to do justice to the compositions. Sadly, I can’t say the same for several other artists that I have listened to of late.
Do I have a favourite track in this release? I enjoy all of the tracks, but if I had to choose then it would be a toss-up between Traveler’s Song and We Will Be Alright. Be sure to post your favourite tracks of the album in the comments section if you take time out to listen to the album.
In conclusion, this is a great addition to the existing catalogue of releases by The Dada Weatherman. It offers something new whilst somehow managing to stay true to the roots of the artist. Be sure to also check out the other releases of TDW and let me know what you think of their music. And last but not least, if you have any other artist and album that you’d like me to check out on Jamendo, be sure to drop me a line and I will try to get to it ASAP. You can find a copy of the album on Jamendo along with a huge catalogue of their releases.

If you have any other artist and album that you’d like me to check out on Jamendo, be sure to drop me a line and I will try to get to it ASAP. I have a backlog of album reviews to get through so bear with me.


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Sunday Playlist 02/05/2017

The theme for this week is “sweet love”, where I bring together ten easy listening, pop and electronic tracks that share that warm and fuzzy feeling that you have when you are in love. It is hopeful and joyful, that feeling of being intimately connected with somebody else. For many, that sensation is fleeting. However, for some people that feeling can last for a lifetime.

  1. Beautiful Angel by Giannespoli from Oh, Yeah. Wait! What? [USA]
  2. Voyage 1 – Waterfall by The Kyoto Connection from Wake Up [Argentina]
  3. Spinning by Liv Margaret [USA]
  4. We’ll Light the Sky by Lyonn from We’ll Light the Sky [USA]
  5. Deeper for You by Melanie Ungar from What is Love? [CAN]
  6. Whatever You Want by Arrow and Olive from Arrow and Olive [USA]
  7. Uplifting Icecubes by Beat Laboratory [GBR]
  8. Yours by Ben Drake from Aftermath [USA]
  9. Deep Sunrise by Café Del Chillia from Best of 2014 [NLD]
  10. Desert of Love by The Dada Weatherman from Traveling Songs [FRA]

You can find the playlist here.