Showing posts from October, 2010

Album Review: Marthia Sides "I Got Faith"

Putting aside a successful Broadway and TV career is not easy to do. However, the talented Marthia Sides makes the transition look simple with her newest album "I Got Faith." Being beautiful doesn't hurt either. While "I Got Faith" was released many months ago, the album is relevant for today's country music marketplace, and the artist's polished vocals are readily evident on every cut. The album begins with the rousing "Just Right" and followed by the cut "Underappreciated." Sides channels her inner Gretchen Wilson with "Some Assembly Required." This track may be the album's best chance for a country chart hit. That said, Marthia Sides' star shines brightest on slower tracks like "Teardrop." If music charts were based solely on talent, "Teardrop" would be a Number One country track. Simply beautiful. "What A Girl Wants" is another slow ballad that perfectly showcases Sides'

Review: Kyle Park "Fall 2010" EP

Other Texas country stars must secretly dislike Kyle Park. You see, crafting the perfect country melody is hard work. The problem for them is that Kyle Park makes it look easy. To make things worse, Park is constantly reminding them how good he is by releasing a new EP every three months. The EP begins with the heartbreak track "All Night," written by Park and Ben Clark. While the lyrics are sad, the track is insanely hummable. The next track "The Heart Of You" treads more familiar territory, and the song is carefully paced and builds to a toe-tapping chorus. "I Think You're In Love" is the EP's biggest surprise, because it deftly blends traditional country with an easy going Texas country swagger. "Whatever It Takes" is a departure for Kyle Park and offers a smorgasbord of musical influences, including some latin flavor. However, the best track was saved for last. The deeply personal "Overboard (It's Over)" is a bea