J. Roddy Walston & The Business - Essential Tremors (2014) [Official Digital Download]

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J. Roddy Walston & The Business - Essential Tremors (2014) [Official Digital Download]

J. Roddy Walston & The Business - Essential Tremors (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 41:25 minutes | 485 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

J. Roddy Walston & the Business are a tough band to pin down, with a sound that is both familiar and then something else again: a mix of Southern rock, and Jerry Lee Lewis with some Big Star tossed in, a whole lot of Led Zeppelin stomp, a Creedence Clearwater Revival kind of bounce to everything, maybe some Motown soul, too, and yet, this is a band that assimilates all of this with ease, and truthfully, it works more often than it doesn't. Essential Tremors (the title refers to a nervous-system disorder that affects main singer and songwriter J. Roddy Walston and causes his hands to shake on occasion) is the band's third full-length, and it is a wonderfully rocking and varied affair, full of sturdy riffs, thundering drums, smart lyrics, surprising harmonies, and atmospherics, and actually comes close to capturing the crackling energy of the band's legendary live shows. There's plenty to like here, including the first single "Heavy Bells," which rises into a shrieking, blistering chorus, the classic rock-sounding "Take It as It Come," the high vocals and Led Zeppelin kinetics of "Black Light," the Big Star-like ballad "Nobody Knows," the beautiful and wise "Boys Can Never Tell" (complete with pedal steel guitar from Jeremy Long), and the R&B feel of the set-closer "Midnight Cry." It's a fine outing from a versatile band that knows what they do best, and man, they can rock. ~ Steve Leggett

01. Heavy Bells
02. Marigold
03. Take It As It Comes
04. Black Light
05. Sweat Shock
06. Nobody Knows
07. Hard Times
08. Boys Can Never Tell
09. Same Days
10. Tear Jerk
11. Midnight Cry

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-03-11 19:17:22

Analyzed: J. Roddy Walston, The Business / Essential Tremors

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR4 -0.22 dB -6.55 dB 3:53 01-Heavy Bells
DR6 -0.38 dB -6.93 dB 3:01 02-Marigold
DR5 0.00 dB -6.57 dB 4:11 03-Take It As It Comes
DR6 -0.84 dB -8.90 dB 3:08 04-Black Light
DR5 -0.38 dB -6.54 dB 3:20 05-Sweat Shock
DR5 -0.58 dB -7.09 dB 4:28 06-Nobody Knows
DR5 -0.56 dB -7.56 dB 3:25 07-Hard Times
DR6 -0.81 dB -9.43 dB 4:08 08-Boys Can Never Tell
DR5 -0.60 dB -7.54 dB 3:04 09-Same Days
DR4 -0.29 dB -5.69 dB 3:27 10-Tear Jerk
DR5 -0.61 dB -7.33 dB 5:25 11-Midnight Cry

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR5

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1619 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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