Mighty Oaks – Howl (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Mighty Oaks - Howl - Album CoverSometimes the process of reckoning and reasoning @ RockmusicRaider is unfathomable. No rhyme nor reason seems to be apparent when it comes to record selection for the ever-important review list. The one that decides – sometimes on a whim – who’s gonna get on the blog. 

Then we sometimes enigmatically decide to cover older records first, before the new ones get a chance. Or we go for very old ones to boot; a Scorpions review just saw the light of day lately for instance. ‘Cause stubborn RMR does not listen to pop lore pundits, telling us to only cover same-year records. Or the world will stop and you will drop off. Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Passenger – Whispers (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Passenger - Whispers - Album CoverAfter all that harder Metal  stuff I reviewed lately, it is time to get to something a little softer and more reflective. What better choice than Passenger with their newest 2014 release and 6th studio album Whispers. Or more Mike Rosenberg with his latest and best, made with some studio musicians.

Similar style (or kind of, at least) than its predecessor All the Little Lights, the music is quite varied and somewhat different from each other, but of course and as usual, the melodies are of lesser importance, but more focus are on the texts – he is a story teller.

And clearly Da Mastah is really gifted and has a knack with melodies of all sorts.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Passenger – All the Little Lights (2012) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Passenger - All the Little Lights - Album CoverIt was one of these ‘interesting, tell me more’ experiences that got me looking into the British gig  Passenger, which basically consists of Mike Rosenberg as lead, plus a few studio musicians. And indeed so – he basically runs this outfit more or less on his own after the official break up of the band back in 2009. 

Little chipmunk voice seemingly coming from the Master of Nerds letting off steam over everyday issues, sometimes of the trivial kind, sometimes with more substance, but not really getting up to speed with his music. Right?? Not so fast! 

Passenger‘s fourth 2012 studio album All The Little Lights is laid back, quiet Folk Rock or simply Folk, interspersed with Pop.
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