Genres: pop, pop / rock
PO Box 20021
Cranston RI 02920
Jul 7 - 15 2003
is a formidable collection of Dave Dill's well-written, catchy
pop songs. They are all elegant, friendly numbers that offer
nothing different or original, but rather marinate in their own
radio-friendly, melodic joyfulness.
The one problem with Dill's tunes is that they often rely
too much on repetition. While the playing is usually tight, and
the melodies are strong, the music is often based on the
over-repetition of short choruses, as can be seen very clearly on
"Heaven" and "Losers", the latter of which repeats the
same phrase over and over again ad infinitum.
Meanwhile, a song like "Left Behind" succeeds admirably
because it's much more varied, with a nice folk-pop sound and a strong
verse part to go with the chorus. "Bury The Sun" is
another satisfyingly infectious number.
Overall, this is a solid album from a new singer/songwriter on the
scene. Worth a listen.
10 songs, distributed by the
artist, released 2002]