Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review -- MORGAN CAMERON ROSS -- Self-Titled

SELF-TITLED
Morgan Cameron Ross
Indie
6.5-out-of-10

This is the solo debut for Morgan Cameron Ross, although he has been on the music scene for awhile as the lead for Toronto's Birds of Wales the past half dozen years.
As a solo effort Ross is able to provide a more varied, individualistic sound, something he does with such relish the overall cohesiveness of the disk is compromised.
My Brother Went To Prison has a sort of Celtic feel. It could easily be picked up by John McDermott and fit him perfectly.
Then Ross gives us 13C, a new-age country style song. It's actually one of the better cuts here, although thematically it seems out of place.
In general though this is a sort of pop, soft rock effort, which has a hard time rising to the point of being memorable.
Every Mile and Passing Year, Storybook Romance and Hey There Darlin are examples. If you like the mellow, soft rock sound you may well find Ross' effort solid.
If not you may wish to pass.
Check him out at www.morgancameronross.com
CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper May 25, 2011 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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