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CD REVIEW: Resident Scout - My Greatest Sympathies

By: Adam Von Clausen

 

 

 

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Band: Resident Scout
Album: My Greatest Sympathies
Label: Unsigned
Website:
http://www.myspace.com/residentscout
Genre: Alternative/Indie/Rock
Sounds like: 311,Sublime,Moby

Technical Grade: 9/10

Production/Musicianship Grade: 8/10
Commercial Value: 7/10
Overall Talent Level: 8/10
Songwriting Skills: 6/10
Performance Skill: 6/10
Best Songs
3.Heal Me. 4. Garden. 8. The One For You

Weakness Genera Identity Crisis, Spreads itself to thin

 

CD REVIEW:  

This is Resident Scouts first independent release "My Greatest Sympathies". Band has been active since 2009.From what I can get from there website, Hobey Kuhn is the main composer, & has a rotating slot of backing musicians. Album length is (41:15) General MySpace not a lot of information, but has links to purchase album, and single songs.

This album has an alternative rock formula, & would fair well with any songs on alternative or college radio networks. Resident Scout is heavily influenced by Moby, 311, and other bands within this vein. "My Greatest Sympathies" was recorded in the studio that Hobey & his brother built. For a home recording this album sounds pretty good, vocals are clear & music is audible. He has put a lot of time & passion into this project, & will grab the attention of a younger demographic. Friends of Rock, Grunge, and Alternative will enjoy this album from start to finish.

At first glance, this album has a demo feel. The front cover displays the band name and art, but not the album name, That is found on the back side along with the track listing for the album. There is no contact info on the artwork anywhere, It is hand written in the physical CD Overall layout of this album is disappointing, & the music barely makes up for it. Maybe time is what Hobey needs to get this project on its feet.

Overview on this album is that it is a very general Alt. rock album with beats and melodies that we have all heard one to many times before. Hobey Kuhn needs to continue what he is doing and hopefully this band will get there break. Many good reviews on the website, very little of anything else. Definitely a good start for this project, But needs a lot of improvement.

Adam Von Clausen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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