Sometimes I'm lucky enough to be asked to review music CD's. I was recently asked to listen to and review the current CD by One eskimO. Now I must admit, I try to keep current on musical artists...but, I had never heard of this band before receiving the album. I find the best way for me to really review an album, is to simply put it on and listen. If I feel as if I want to turn it off or it hurts my ears...that isn't a good thing. If I find myself moving to the beat, I am very pleasantly surprised.
One eskimO are a four piece indie rock group from London, England. Kristian Leontiou sings lead vocals with Adam Falkner (drums), Pete Rinaldi (guitar), and Jamie Sefton (bass and horns). Leontiou actually had a top ten hit in the UK in 2004, but left the pop music scene to create One eskimO which is more in the "indie rock" genre of music. The song "Kandi" on the album was recently the #1 adult alternative song as well as the most played song on adult rock radio stations.
So, how did I like the CD? Truthfully, when it first started...I wasn't sure what to think. The first song starts with a speaking voice that sounded like a voiceover from a 60's televsion show. My first thought was, "how am I going to listen to this entire album"? The song began and I liked it, they sounded a bit like Snow Patrol to me and I love Snow Patrol. When Kandi came on (song #3) I caught myself dancing to the music while I was making dinner. There were several songs that I really enjoyed, some were not as memorable, but overall this is a very pleasant album. I won't say it is one of my favorite all time CD's, but I will continue to play it. It is one of those albums I would play when I wanted catchy background music (singer/songwriter style). I think we will be hearing much more from One eskimO. See what you think!
I do have lots to tell you about and I appreciate all of the support and prayers after the loss of my mom. I'm ready to "get back to it" and I hope to visit each of you very soon to catch up with what you have been doing.