Go Back   Music Banter > The MB Reader > Album Reviews
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-30-2013, 08:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
Model Worker
 
Gavin B.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,239
Default Norah Jones & Billy Joe Armstrong- Foreverly



Album: Foreverly
Artists: Norah Jones & Billy Joe Armstrong
Release date: November 25,1013
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


A low-fi album of Everly Brothers songs by jazz stylist Norah Jones and Green Day frontman Billy Joe Armstrong? Contrary to expectations, this odd combination of musical talent has created one of the better albums of 2013. Instead of recording an album of the Everly Brothers "greatest hits", Norah & Billie Joe recreate the music of a lesser known 1958 Everly album, Songs Our Father Taught Us. The old fashioned Sun Records studio production techniques are charming and the big surprise is how well the voices of Nora and Billy Joe blend. It's a great album for roots music fans or anyone looking for a unique addition to their music collection.
__________________
There are two types of music: the first type is the blues and the second type is all the other stuff.
Townes Van Zandt
Gavin B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 07:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 10
Default

It's a pretty solid album. Not gonna lie I was hoping for a "Raising Sand"-style classic...it's not, but it's still very solid. Norah and Billie Joe sound great together.
Graeme O'Neil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 08:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
killedmyraindog
 
TheBig3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Posts: 9,101
Send a message via AIM to TheBig3 Send a message via MSN to TheBig3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Graeme O'Neil View Post
It's a pretty solid album. Not gonna lie I was hoping for a "Raising Sand"-style classic...it's not, but it's still very solid. Norah and Billie Joe sound great together.
It would be, but these songs are ****.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Smeenus View Post
In my humble opinion, creamy peanut butter is equal to setting at the right hand of a benevolent omniscient god, crunchy peanut butter is identical to spraying heavy indiscriminant automatic weapons fire into an orphanage.
I'm your best friend in this madhouse...
TheBig3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 10:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 335
Default

It is a period piece with music that sets the mood for the time it was taken for. A solid effort if one is paying homage to the songs themselves.........
neardeathexperience is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2013, 09:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
killedmyraindog
 
TheBig3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Posts: 9,101
Send a message via AIM to TheBig3 Send a message via MSN to TheBig3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by neardeathexperience View Post
It is a period piece with music that sets the mood for the time it was taken for. A solid effort if one is paying homage to the songs themselves.........
I read this as "You can't like/hate it for your reasons, you have to like/hate it for the reasons in the following parameters..."
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Smeenus View Post
In my humble opinion, creamy peanut butter is equal to setting at the right hand of a benevolent omniscient god, crunchy peanut butter is identical to spraying heavy indiscriminant automatic weapons fire into an orphanage.
I'm your best friend in this madhouse...
TheBig3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2013, 02:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
watching the wheels
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Finland
Posts: 467
Default

It is great. The Original Everly Brothers LP is great and this one is too. As a person who loves both GD and traditional country I love this album. Their voices are beautiful when they sing in harmony
Taxman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 10:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
Catching up on old times
 
Briks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: The Land of the Ice and Snow
Posts: 1,294
Default

Heard some of it, it's alright, though I think it's a bit unusual to hear Billie Joe's voice trying to sound serious.
__________________
Briks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 10:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Moss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Boulder Colorado
Posts: 276
Default

Good for them making this little labor of love but I really have no desire to hear it.
Moss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 01:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
watching the wheels
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Finland
Posts: 467
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Briks View Post
Heard some of it, it's alright, though I think it's a bit unusual to hear Billie Joe's voice trying to sound serious.
Haha. Finally someone who admits that. Most of Green Day fans I have met treat Billie as a somekindof prophet whose every word should be taken seriously. Don't get me wrong, I love them, but they are pretty humorous and tongue in cheek usually
__________________
...
Taxman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 01:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
Catching up on old times
 
Briks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: The Land of the Ice and Snow
Posts: 1,294
Default

I consider myself a Green Day fan (though I have only heard the first three albums and American Idiot, in addition to the hits), but Billie Joe is neiher a phophet nor a rolemodel to me. American Idiot is my least favourite because they're trying to sound more serious than they should. Green Day is cheesy and should stay cheesy.
__________________
Briks is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



2014 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.