10 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Divas know good music. Initially Eric Hutchinson was groomed to break on Madonna's Maverick Records, but after the label folded Hutchinson remained largely unknown until blogosphere sublebrity Perez Hilton fawned over an advance copy of his third album. Of course it helps that the songs here are well worthy of all accolades. Sounds Like This reveals Hutchinson as a soulful singer and a blossoming songwriter who records the kinds of organically festive jams that can get the most rhythmically challenged of folks to toe-tap in time. The album opening piano pounding funk of "OK, It's Alright With Me" feels like walking into a party already in full swing. The stomping "You Don't Have To Believe Me" could be The Black Crowes' Chris Robinson auditioning for a remake of Jesus Christ Superstar. And the reggae tinged "Rock & Roll" is an outstanding insta-hit that will bring beachy warmth to your speakers.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Divas know good music. Initially Eric Hutchinson was groomed to break on Madonna's Maverick Records, but after the label folded Hutchinson remained largely unknown until blogosphere sublebrity Perez Hilton fawned over an advance copy of his third album. Of course it helps that the songs here are well worthy of all accolades. Sounds Like This reveals Hutchinson as a soulful singer and a blossoming songwriter who records the kinds of organically festive jams that can get the most rhythmically challenged of folks to toe-tap in time. The album opening piano pounding funk of "OK, It's Alright With Me" feels like walking into a party already in full swing. The stomping "You Don't Have To Believe Me" could be The Black Crowes' Chris Robinson auditioning for a remake of Jesus Christ Superstar. And the reggae tinged "Rock & Roll" is an outstanding insta-hit that will bring beachy warmth to your speakers.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
601 Ratings

601 Ratings

ohyah ,

Let's trash this place.

Amazing album. "Before I Sold Out," Eric's live album, however, is my favorite CD of all time. Therefore this follow-up cannot compare. The live version of Rock & Roll is so legit...
this second attempt seems too poppy in comparison. I would pay both arms and legs for another live Eric album.

Mhorowitz35 ,

This album is insane! Where is the live cd and His first EP?

This album blew my mind. I'd call eric Hutchinson a cross between Jason Mraz (Great melodies and lyrics) and Billy Joel (The piano playing and "something" in his voice [listen to Oh!]). My favorite songs are Oh!, Outside Villanova and OK is alright, but this album is great start to finish. itunes has to get his other cds up here now! Before I Sold out, a live recording and That could've gone better, his self released debut ep. Get it all! You won't be disappointed.

lydialikesmusic ,

music listeners, get a load of THIS guy!

If Jason Mraz and G. Love had a love child, that child would be Eric Hutchinson. If you like music and listen to it often, I'd highly recommend this album. It's only $7.99! What can you lose?!

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