Heart Burns CD
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Sure, some of the production choices on "Heart Burns" are questionable, but in the end the enjoyment of this music comes from Gabel's amazingly intense voice. This guy's blood is overflowing with electricity, and his delivery could make even a mediocre song sound thrilling.
Not that there's anything mediocre about the songs on "Heart Burns." Every song on this album is killer in its own way.
My favorites, though, are "Amputations," which gets to the heart of the anti-war movement; "100 Years of War," which might as well be the soundtrack to the 2008 presidential election; and "Anna is a Stool Pigeon," which is reminiscent of Bob Dylan's "Hurricane" in that it puts a complex legal story into a catchy song (Google "Elle Anna FBI Informant" to find the fascinating magazine article that inspired the song).
I'll admit that this isn't the greatest album ever. I understand that it might not appeal to everyone. But I freaking love it. All Gabel needs is a little bit more popularity and he could become the Joe Strummer of the 21st century. He already is in my eyes.
I recommend 100 Years of War and Random Hearts to sample.
I'm glad I bought this CD.
This EP is awesome but it's a little over produced. Tom Gabel is amazing when it's just him and a guitar. When all these extras get added in, like drum loops and harmonicas, it takes it down a notch.
Although it's not my favorite, i enjoyed this EP very much.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Laura Jane Grace is perfect and anything she makes is perfect like her.Published 16 months ago by Lauren Banachowicz
This album is almost always in my car . Cant stop listening to it Tom Gabel is a great musician.Published on February 4, 2013 by Tim Skalicky
Not a great album, not bad either. This sounds like a typical Against Me album and while all the songs are decent, none of them stick out. Read morePublished on June 13, 2012 by Ronald D. Bruner Jr.