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Lovesucker

Lovesucker

Review by Gary Hill

With a name like “Lovesucker,” one might expect raunch and roll or heavy metal. This is neither. Instead, it’s a modern kind of groove. At times it lands toward progressive rock. It’s all about the female vocals and the lush arrangements. It’s also very tasty.

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Track by Track Review
Mississippi

Modern, but also timeless, this is a sultry groove. It’s got a hypnotic, almost house music element to it. Besides that, though, it’s soulful and classic in sound. This is great stuff.

Show Me
There is almost a jazzy vibe here. That is added to a similar sound as the opener. This is another sultry groove. It’s another that’s quite classy, too. There is some crazed noisy guitar in the mix later, too.
Sayonar Messiahnyde
I love the bass line here. In a lot of ways this doesn’t vary much from the previous two cuts. That said, this has a tendency to rock out more at times. The song structure seems a bit more explorative, too. And, then there’s that bass line. This is another killer cut.
Don’t You Leave Me Now
This is another good song, but it’s starting to suffer a bit from sounding too similar to the rest. There aren’t any huge changes here. Still, it’s strong. It’s just all feeling a bit monolithic by now. The slower, mellower segment is a nice touch.
Guns and Gasoline
If anything, I like this song better than the rest. It’s more of a rocker. Again, the bass line is pretty awesome. The melodic sections lean towards progressive rock a little.
 
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