Joel Plaskett: Written All Over Me
This could be mistaken for big dumb-ass rock, if it wasn't for the airiness, the s p a c e, between the instruments, the tasty playing of Joel Plaskett on guitar, and his clear voice. He sounds like he loves to sing and if I could (sing that is), I would want to sing this too. No, there's nothing new here, just straight up blues-based rock that can, if you let it, get you singing as well. He's kind of like an oversized, decaffeinatted, more mellow, Ted Leo... Leo without the bite and punk roots.