Cougar Microbes Top Albums of 2011: Alexander – Alexander
Alex Ebert‘s dedication to writing music showed no signs of slowing down in 2011. Having wowed us with THAT Magnetic Zeros album and resurrected Ima Robot recently he also found time to release his solo album named simply ‘Alexander‘.
Recorded in his off time from touring this album sounds like the stripped down extension of his Edward Sharpe persona. Ebert dips into and mixes different influences from Dylan to Springsteen in what is a spontaneous mix of ideas all loosely linked under the folk umbrella.
Cougar writer Thom said “although Alexander Eberts solo effort didn’t quite match the epic ‘Up From Below‘ of his dayjob, what it did deliver was painfully pretty and haunting concise pop songs. It is modest, timeless and irresistible“.