Music You Don't Know You Like Yet
Jackleg Devotional to the Heart, the second album from The Baptist Generals, has been a long time coming. The album was recorded in 2005 and was promptly trashed. The band felt that it sounded too much like other indie-rock. Eight years later, The Baptist Generals are trying it again with an alt-country sound. Starting out with an instrumental, the album then goes into the folk-rock focus track, "Dog That Bit You". For tracks 3, 4, and 5, it gets a bit quiet, yet remains interesting with its plethora of instruments. Track 6, "Three Bromides", takes the band name to heart with its pulpit-style vocals over subdued percussion and small bursts of guitar. Immediately after, "Broken Glass" surprises with its tempo changes and marimba (perhaps creating a new sub-genre...prog-folk?). The album gets quiet again for the remaining tracks before culminating in the orchestral and fascinating "Oblivion Overture". All in all, I found Jackleg Devotional to the Heart to be an engaging listen.
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