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Laura Reed and The Lindsley Brothers Reviewed

Laura Reed and The Lindsley Brothers Reviewed

Laura Reed – Remedy

Genre: Blues, Americana

Like some strange magic spell, the blues made its way into everything. It’s the one highly popular musical style that starts with a feeling and gets completed by a sound. For all the others, songwriters and performers work their way backward. And, while everyone naturally feels the blues, the ability to bring it out requires a special kind of gift. 

It’s not like you won’t be able to figure out a blues scale. Much like punk rock, it doesn’t necessarily need to involve a tremendous amount of technique. There are thousands of bands butchering the blues every single night. But only a few performers have that sweet hurt carved so deep inside their souls that they manage to speak to others and reach them. Laura Reed is one of the special ones. 

Laura Reed’s “Remedy” can’t be mistaken for anything else other than pure North American blues music, even when the choice of orchestration and the instruments being used are atypical. Listen to it from afar, and the brass section might convince you that an Eastern European group has been flown to Louisiana for an unusual jam session. But it’s the blues, alright. And Reed’s soulful, almost desperate yelp commands over everything. 


The Lindsley Brothers – Reconcile

Similar artists: Fleetwood Mac, The Killers, Jonas Brothers, Styx

Genre: Blues, Southern Rock / Red Dirt, Classic Rock

I hardly know how to use a hammer properly, how to build a fence, and don’t get me started on trying to fix the piping in the house. Perhaps those are all things I could’ve once learned. But I didn’t. And all that I can hope now is that I’ll always be able to ring up a specialist, someone who can come around and, for a fee, fix the things that I don’t know enough to try and solve. 

Well, turns out that music works in much the same way. But the latest trends have worked to help us forget about that. Beats are copied and pasted onto hits. There are armies of songwriters that supply the stars with songs. And record labels are now championing the benefits of AI music, something that simply utilizes the sounds that other artists have produced in the past. 

We need experts in every field. The Lindsley Brothers’s “Reconcile” is pop music made by people who want to be experts in their chosen field. The song that they produced here is an excellent distillation of what some of the very best guitar-pop bands have managed to create. The production brings to mind Lindsey Buckingham’s Fleetwood Mac. The harmony vocals should make you recall Styx. And the pacing is pure modern pop. It all works because it’s taken these musicians years to acquire the kinds of skills meant to make this work. 

Laura Reed - Remedy

8.5

The Lindsley Brothers - Reconcile

8.0

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About author

Eduard Banulescu is a writer, blogger, and musician. As a content writer, Eduard has contributed to numerous websites and publications, including FootballCoin, Play2Earn, BeIN Crypto, Business2Community, NapoliSerieA, Extra Time Talk, Nitrogen Sports, Bavarian FootballWorks, etc. He has written a book about Nirvana, hosts a music podcasts, and writes weekly content about some of the best, new and old, alternative musicians. Eduard also runs and acts as editor-in-chief of the alternative rock music website www.alt77.com. Mr. Banulescu is also a musician, having played and recorded in various bands and as a solo artist.
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