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ON THE SHORE

Trees

 

Prog Folk

3.54 | 57 ratings

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The Lost Chord
4 stars 8.8/10 Great

Trees follow up to their outstanding first album is in many ways a continuation of the great sound, albeit lacking a bit in a few departments. The music on here is not drastically different in any ways, but it is feels much more traditional than did their first album. Tracks from the first album such as "The Garden...", "Nothing Special" and "Snails Lament" all stood out for their uniqueness and folk progishness...but on "On The Shore" we find alot of traditional sounding songs, kind of like what you find on "Leige and Leif" from Fairport Convention. That is not to say the music is bad, it is all fantastic again, but there is nothing on here that struck me as the first album had. So, it is great, but it does not live up to the first. "Polly on the Shore" and "Sally Free and Easy" are by far my favorites on here, and hold a little more true to the more original song writing that I loved on the first album. Everything else is surely great stuff, with the continued if not even better sounding vocals, and an even tighter sounding band at that. Try the first album if you haven't already, and if you love it, check this out right away!

The Lost Chord | 4/5 |

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