Thursday, October 2, 2014

CD Review: New Music From Platinum Selling Artists Train And The Script

San Francisco-based band Train are riding a huge wave of success with no signs of slowing down. They recently released their seventh studio album, "Bulletproof Picasso" on September 16th through Columbia Records. The album's lead single "Angel In Blue Jeans" cracked the "top 20" on the singles chart and the video starring Danny Trejo ("Machete") and Hannah Simone ("New Girl") is making waves on VEVO. The new twelve song release begins with the fun, up-tempo chorus of "Cadillac, Cadillac," that is sure to become one of the album's future singles. The title song has an outstanding catchy rhythm and the single "Angel In Blue Jeans" showcases frontman Pat Monahan's push to connect with fan on another level, adding some electronics to their sound. The album continues with its overproduced pop candy as displayed in "Wonder What You're Doing For The Rest Of Your Life," but quickly return to their hook-filled melody in "Just A Memory." Monahan lets his R&B soul lose in "The Bridge," before closing with the feel good acoustic lesson of "Don't Grow Up So Fast." To find out more about Train's new album Bulletproof Picasso," please visit savemesanfrancisco.com.
 
Irish rock band The Script are also riding a wave of success that dates back to their 2008 debut album. They are the biggest Irish import since U2 and have produced three platinum selling albums in four years. The band returns with their fourth studio album, "No Sound Without Silence" released September 30th through Columbia Records. The new eleven song release begins with the mainstream rocker "No Good In Goodbye," which has the potential to become one of the band's biggest hit singles. The album's first single is the rhythm-fueled "Superheroes" as the vocals have a  "boy band" aspect to them. The power pop ballad "Man On A Wire" shows how this band's maturity has grown and how strong their songwriting has become. The Script wear their hearts on their sleeves during the emotional delivery of "Flares" and showcase their heritage with the Irish jig of "Paint The Town Green." The album closes with the uplifting feel of "Hard Rain or Sunshine." The Script will be starting out the new year with shows in Europe running through to April. To find out more about their new album "No Sound Without Silence," please visit thescriptmusic.com.

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