David Shultz And The Skyline - Sinner's Gold Review

by Patrick Muldowney

Having followed the relatively little known David Shultz since he was less than little known, I find myself surprisingly disappointed with Sinner's Gold. The tracks off his self-titled debut were rough around the edges and beautiful (think Varnaline, Andrew Bird). While improving the polish and craft on Sinner's Gold, David Shultz becomes an indication of exactly why Paul Westerberg was at his worst on Capitol Records, and why Jack Johnson is nauseating to anyone who has matured past Curious George. In all fairness though, most listeners do not have the perspective to judge David Shultz based on his first effort, and Sinner's Gold has several tracks that don't lose appeal in the overvalued attempt to achieve perfect stereo clarity.

"Can't Can't", with its constant word play of double-entendre and alliteration, is right on with some of the great Westerberg ditties. "Albino Crow" has the timbre of David Shultz's previous work, finishing the heartbreak of lost love with an appropriate ending of soulful harmonica. "Already There" is a perfect southern pop rock song that would have been right up there with the best tracks on Cracker's Kerosene Hat. Shultz must have realized this was the potential hit since Sinner's Gold was titled as a reference to this song.

David Shultz has a solid backing group and the studio experience to make a great sounding album like Sinner's Gold. All that is lacking now is the comfort level, given these new developments, to reveal the mutations that made him more than your average singer/songwriter.

Tracks added to iPod: Can't Can't, Albino Crow, Already There, The Key

CD Info and Links

David Shultz And The Skyline - Sinner's Gold

Preview and Purchase This CD Online

Visit the official homepage

More articles for this artist

tell a friend about this review




News Reports
Day in Rock:
Steve Perry Releases 'We're Still Here' Video- Greta Van Fleet Streaming New Song 'Lover, Leaver'- Ozzy Looking Forward To Life After No More Tours- Rolling Stones- more

Metallica To Do Rare Unplugged Show- Unreleased Tom Petty Song Streaming Online- Avenged Sevenfold M Shadows Reveals Good New Following Surgery- We Came As Romans- more

KISS Announce Their Farewell Tour During TV Appearance- Steve Perry's Long Journey Back To Music- Dickey Betts To Undergo Brain Surgery Following Accident- more

Bob Seger Reveals Dates For Farewell Tour- Foreigner's Lou Gramm Teaming Up With Asia Featuring John Payne- Metallica Continue And Justice For All Video Series- more

Day in Pop:


The Public Image Is Rotten

Alien Country - Like My Life Depends on It

Mettle - 27 Ghosts

Caught In The Act: Judas Priest and Deep Purple Live

Journey and Def Leppard Rock Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix

Fall Out Boy: The Road To Wrigley

Amaris - Aquamarine

Sites and Sounds: September's Most Enticing Festivals

Maxwell James - Self-Titled

RockPile: Saxon Edition

Novagolde - Self-Titled

Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions

MorleyView: Adrian Galysh

On The Record: Spotlight On Pirates Press Records Part 1

Sites and Sounds: Late Summer and Early Autumn Music Festival

Caught In The Act: Lollapalooza 2018

Get To Know... Jennie Johnson

Jay Z and Beyonce 'On the Run II' Concert Review

Allman Goldflies Band - Second Chance

Alone With Chrissie Hynde DVD

Lollapalooza 2018 Day Four Report

Road Trip: Temecula: Southern California's Wine (and Music) Country, Part 2

Lollapalooza 2018 Day Three Report

Live from Celebrity Theatre: Ted Nugent more

Rock News Stories
Steve Perry Releases 'We're Still Here' Video

Greta Van Fleet Streaming New Song 'Lover, Leaver'

Ozzy Looking Forward To Life After No More Tours

Rolling Stones Classic Hit Driven Back To The Charts

Jack White Performance From New Documentary Goes Online

Chimaira's Mark Hunter Down Again In New Documentary

Television Icon Richard Lloyd Streams Song From Upcoming Album

John Mayer To Receive Billboard's Legend of Live Award

deadmau5 To Score New Netflix Film Polar

The Spider Hole Streaming New Single 'The Skeleton Wedding'


B-Side Stories

Follow Us:

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2016 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.