Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds
Midnight Salvage Co. - What You Hope For

by Kevin Wierzbicki

.
Midnight Salvage Co. kicks off What You Hope For with "Rock & Roll Baby," a blue collar rocker that at once brings to mind the work of Tom Petty and to a lesser degree Dire Straits. "Every Girl" finds the Tacoma-based quintet turning to a Jersey Shore sound, a little like early Springsteen where Brason Alexander's wise-man-on-the-streets singing style begs for comparison to The Boss. "Los Angeles" on the other hand sounds uncannily like the Counting Crows and Alexander could probably fill in for Adam Duritz if the need arose. About half way through the album though the listener gets comfortable with the band's sound as being their own, just in time to rock out to the outstanding "Nobody Told You," dig Alexander's drawling vocals and the fuzzed-out guitars of "New Dress" and mellow out a bit to perhaps the most emotional piece on the record, the sadness-evoking "21st Street" where violin is used to enhance the song's sense of loss. These are not happy-happy songs; rather they are songs about the slightly dark side of everyday life where Alexander sings like he's resigned to the fact that this is reality but he's not beaten, surely there's a little joy around the corner. There's plenty of room to empathize here if you want to; otherwise just crank it up. Either way this album delivers on its title.


Midnight Salvage Co. - What You Hope For
Rating:


Share this article


More articles for this artist .


...end





.
News Reports
.

Day in Rock: Early Guns N' Roses Biopic In The Works- AC/DC's Angus Young Discusses Malcolm's Dementia- Jon Bon Jovi Says Richie Sambora Quit Band- Pink Floyd's Tops UK Chart- more

Day in Pop Miley Cyrus Goes Topless In New Ad- Migos Reportedly Attacked And Robbed- Justin Bieber Summoned To Argentina For Assault- Faith Evans Notorious B.I.G. Duets Album- more

Yesterday's Day in Rock: AC/DC's Dirty Deeds Boosted By Phil Rudd's Arrest- Fugazi Streaming Their Entire First Demo Online- Judas Priest 'Already Piling Up' Riffs For Next Album- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock



.
Top Rock News Stories

Today's Full Day in Rock Report

Metallica and Nickelback Singers Share Hate?

Courts Will Decide Rudd's Future In AC/DC

Nikki Sixx Exposes Music's 'Dirty Little Secret'

Foo Fighters Going Old School

Billy Corgan Calls Out Today's Pop Porn Stars

Stone Sour A Sinking Ships Says Jim Root

Radiohead Having Fun 'Fumbling' With New Album

Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe Lands Movie Role

Blink-182's Tom DeLonge Receives Best Animated Film Award

Taking Back Sunday Planning For Deluxe Happiness

Jorn Lande and Trond Holter Releasing Dracula Concept Album

Top Pop News Stories

Today's Full Day in Pop Report

Lana Del Rey Sexually Assaulted In Marilyn Manson Video

Iggy Azalea Responds to Eminem Rape Lyric

Alison Krauss Impersonator Enters Plea

Berry Gordy Pays Tribute To Jimmy Ruffin

The Taylor Swift Experience Set For Next Spring

Charli XCX and One Direction To Perform On Saturday Night Live

Oak Ridge Boys Kicking Off Christmas Night Out Tour

Interpol Freed From Snowed-In Tour Bus After 50 Hours

Mary J. Blige and Disclosure Release New Track

Art Garfunkel Pays Tribute To The Graduate Director Mike Nichols

Rachael Sage Gets Creative With 'Wax' Video

Latest Reviews

Recent Reviews and Interviews

Sanctuary - The Year The Sun Died

Rock Reads: Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock

Necrodeath - The 7 Deadly Sins

Root 66: Shelly Waters - Drive

Saga - Sagacity

Get To Know... Stone Foxes

Arcade Messiah

Heart & Friends - Home for the Holidays

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - IX

Queen - Forever

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - The Complete Epic Recordings Collection

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email- Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. 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.