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Still Humming Along,
This review is from: White Limousine (Audio CD)
I was in highschool (1998) when I heard the pop sensation "Barely Breathing" on the schoolbus radio. For a moment, I thought it was the late 80's pop band "Go West", but when I finally found out who Duncan was I was hooked...and thank god (whatever god you may admire) "nothing fades" indeed. This is Duncan's fifth album and I have to say that this certainly should have been the album after "Humming". It's also right up there with great artists like Lennon (Star-field on red lines) reminds me of "imagine". The album spits out subtle yet strong feelings on loves (I Wouldn't Mind), which has a kind of "tumbling-tumble weed-western sound embedded subtly in the back (something that Sting would do), and also focuses on war without jamming it down our throats like Dave Matthews latest album. There's definite hints of Rundgren, Peter Gabriel and Genesis. I wouldn't be surprised if Duncan ended up taking home several awards (more for lyrics, than sound, 'cause let's face it--this is a "quiet and mellow" album, but none the less everything is in it's place, (Duncan, it's a great idea you had, but true fans better not want to rearrange your songs!) his writing has returned even stronger. I think I would match it with the first two albums, but some of the "White Limousine" does have the electric guitar twinges and squeaks of "Daylight". But other than that he's a great artist and needs to be recognized more. I still think that he should return to Rupert hine and put together another album with "poppy" songs like his debut and "Humming". Welcome this album to your collection. Pop it in in the middle of the night, take a drive and listen to the words...and while you're at it, take a look around at your town...and be greatful you can appreciate it.