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4.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

The Space Boy ,

Out of the Blue: A Charming Indie-Classic Rock Artifact

An unexpected treasure. Don Emerson's virtuoso instrumentals, recorded at home and layered one on top of the other, provide the environment for what I believe is this album's cardinal trait: Don's vocals, soft swatches of sonic velvet lining the cool guitar licks and bass undulations of Donnie and the adapt drum-work of brother Joe. I would recommend this album to anyone who likes classic rock/pop, but also to anyone who likes 90's to early 00's fuzzy lo-fi Indie Rock. The track, "Baby", which I consider to be the most outstanding performance on the record, is reminiscent of the slower jams of My Morning Jacket.

Above all there are the prevailing qualities of honesty, innocence, and hopeful youth present in every track.

Best Tracks: Baby, Good Time, Dream Full of Dreams

mysticbear ,

Lost lo-fi gem

Great album, kind of a lost/forgotten gem. The sound is strongly influenced by 70s AM radio, yet it's oddly (almost eerily) contemporary in some ways.. The other reviewer is spot on making the connection to late 90s-early 00s low-fi indy recordings...that's exactly what I thought I was listening to when I first heard it. Too many good songs to list, but "Baby" is the clear standout, an instant classic.

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