Monday, August 24, 2009

Review -- MIKE EVIN -- Good Watermelon

GOOD WATERMELON
Mike Evin
Independent
5-out-of-10
Mike Evin starts this CD with a song entitled Great Pop Song, which talks about hearing a great pop song, and then feeling like sitting down and playing.
Well I rather doubt anyone will be listening to this disk and having those feelings.
The second cut; We Should Dance, has a line about being hard to find a song to groove to today. Musically this one is catchy. Vocally, sorry, Evin just doesn't stand out.
This is one of those CDs where you go 'OK it's just that OK'. It is however in no way outstanding, nor particularly memorable.
If you have any sort of music collection, it's hard to imagine the listener finding anything here which would get this particular disk out of the case for a second time. There are just far too many better CDs out there for that.
It's not really that any one aspect of the CD fails dramatically, although the lyrics are generally superficial. They are all ways poppy, without a lot of substance, although that tends to be the story of a lot of pop.
It just comes down to the fact Evin never transcends the general term of this CD being just 'OK'.
Check it out at www.mikeevin.com

-- CALVIN DANIELS

-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Aug. 19, 2009 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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