Recollection Volume 9 – Ready For The Flood

Recollection is a project to review my record collection. I will listen to an album I own and review it. The album will be chosen randomly by computron. Today computron chooses… 

Album: Ready For The Flood
Artist: Mark Olson & Gary Louris
Released: 2008
Format(s) I own it on: Vinyl

OlsonLouris-ReadyForTheFlood-AmazonI like the ampersand on the cover. For those unaware, Mark Olson & Gary Louris are the two primary members of the original line-up for The Jayhawks. After the release of their best record, Tomorrow the Green Grass, Olson left the band leaving Louris to front The Jayhawks on his own.

I really like Olson and Louris, which is why I feel so much disappointment in this album. It almost sounds like a parody of a Jayhawks album. It has the right qualities, but none of the soul.

The song topics are inane, and unexciting, but that can be said about Tomorrow The Green Grass, too. I don’t know why this fails, but the other works so well.

Highlights

I like “Bicycle…” a bit. It sounds kinda like a Bob Dylan song, but with better vocals.

Lowlights

The rest of the tracks?

Men 6.75 (75%) | Women 2.25 (25%)
Canada 4 (45%) | USA 3.33 (37%) | UK 1.66 (18%)
Ontario 0 (0%) | Quebec 0 (0%) | Nova Scotia2 (50%) | New Brunswick 1 (25%) | Manitoba 0 (0%) | British Columbia 0 (0%) | Prince Edward Island 0 (0%) | Saskatchewan 0 (0%) | Alberta 0 (0%) | Newfoundland and Labrador 1 (25%)
Northwest Territories 0 (0%) | Yukon 0 (0%) | Nunavut 0 (0%)

 

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