Edward Sharpe: The Gospel, The Messiah, And The Saved
No matter how “zany” they come off; though the general public may be threatened by their “cult-like” appearance; as music fans we must realize it’s OK! Because Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros sophomore release is not to be overlooked.
Steadfast in their vision, the album, Here, comes fully realized: no weak spots, just earthy nostalgia and a guiding principle to shine a light. What’s not to love about a little warm and fuzzy positivity? Let’s put it this way: if their music is the gospel and Alex Ebert is the messiah, then Jade‘s the one being saved (and so are you).
Drawing on the dynamic between man and woman, often going back and forth each verse, there’s a sing-song quality to many of these tracks. My advice: turn it up and sing along! But where Jade may have taken a back seat on ‘Up From Below‘, this time around she’s the star. Fast forward to track eight, “Fiya Wata“. It’s for real on another level. Talk about 1970s power ballad! This song is epic in a Grateful Dead circa Winterland kinda way.
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