Local Angel

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Release Date: 10/05/2018

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Review Text Whenever Brant Bjork releases a new album as a solo artist or as a member of a band, it's a crapshoot as to what musical style will be included in its grooves. Will it be Santana-like funk jams (the great Jalamanta), stoner/desert rock (Kyuss' classic Blues for the Red Sun), or vicious gutter punk (Mondo Generator's A Drug Problem That Never Existed)? On his 2004 solo outing, Local Angel, Bjork throws another wild card onto the table, as the album is a mellow, bare-bones affair. And while the music is laid-back, the music is unmistakably Brant Bjork -- especially evident in his trademark jive-talkin' lyrics. While a few songs may have benefited from more volume and a beefed-up backing band (such as "Bliss Ave"), Bjork's deconstructed approach is showcased on such standouts as "Beautiful Powers" and "Hippie," while he gets to indulge his longtime Jimi Hendrix fetish, with a cover of "Hey Joe." More than ever, Local Angel proves that Bjork is a modern-day David Bowie of sorts -- he's constantly shifting gears. Don't be surprised if his next album contains a string orchestra. ~ Greg Prato

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Beautiful Powers
  2. 2. Hippie
  3. 3. Chico
  4. 4. Feelin'
  5. 5. Bliss Ave.
  6. 6. Fly to Haiti
  7. 7. You're Alright
  8. 8. Spanish Tiles
  9. 9. She's Only Tryin'
  10. 10. Good Fight

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