Posted 03 February 2014 - 01:00 PM
Friday night's show at the metro was mostly great, but would have been even better had she rid herself of Craig Ross, who's playing mostly obscured Patty's greatness. That said, the setlist was fantastic and the highlights were definitely, "Truth #2", "Little God", "Getting Ready" and "Up to the Mountain", among others.
"Icicles" is a fantastic song and a great one to open up with given the weather lately, but it was one of the songs Ross' had a negative impact on, unfortunately. Such a spare beautiful song, overshadowed with an unnecessarily heavy bass sound that completely overwhelmed the song.
Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman -7.5/10
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis 8.5/10
Buddy & Julie Miller - Written in Chalk wow, first listen, but great great record! 9.3/10
Justin Townes Earle - Midnight at the Moviessurprisingly great, never picked up his past releases, but this one's knocking my socks off right away, 8.7/10
M. Ward - Hold Time 8.0/10
Neko Case -Middle Cyclone her best I've heard is my initial impression, but too soon to rate, haven't had a really good listen yet 7.8/10