Marc Broussard: Carencro | 320 Kbps
Carencro, named for Marc Broussard's Louisiana hometown, is at times a swamp-pop masterpiece, with leadoff track "Home" stealing the mud-crusted show.
What happens in the 11 songs that follow, though, could redeem major record labels from their bullying reputations. Because instead of shoving this pop/rock/soul/R&B wunderkind in the right direction--that being the direction that center-spears his gift for channeling greats like Sam Cooke, John Hiatt, and Stevie Wonder in the space of a single song--whoever was in charge let him wander, and what resulted is a collection that, while hugely promising, fails to measure up to his big, baritoney talent.
The songwriting is troublesome in spots ("I know you can break these chains/and set me free," from "Save Me"), and the genre shifts, while fun ("Saturday" is a '70s-style, horn-studded affair), can be jarring. For next go-round, fans--he will earn them, and deservedly, with this disc--should keep their fingers crossed that "Home" is where his heart is.
03 The Beauty of Who You Are
04 Save Me
05 Come Around
06 Where You Are
07 Lonely Night in Georgia
09 The Wanderer
10 Hope for Me Yet
11 Let Me Leave
12 Gavin's Song
More info: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002IQIG0/ref=m_art_li_1/103-5692596-5223018?s=music&v=glance&n=5174
About Marc Broussard: http://www.islandrecords.com/marcbroussard/site/home.las
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Size: 105,703,959 - 100.81 MB
Format: RAR - MP3 320Kbps