For some artists, the diary format and the immediacy of the day can provide enlightenment and beauty in ways that artistic refining could never do.
“Fever to Tell” was an internationally gold selling album gaining much positive press, including being named New York Times’ album of the year.
“Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” pulled in a lion’s share of the notable album of the year stampings from press outlets, ranging the spectrum from independent-minded Webzines to, well, “Entertainment Weekly.”
This album is so sincere that by the end of the article I will have exhausted my thesaurus’ synonyms and antonyms of the word “earnest.”
Over the past couple of years, I have made countless irrelevant analogies, pretentious statements, contentious contradictions and flat out dick-moves. Not only that, but I’ve spent some years as a music director, columnist, on-air personality, public speaker and all-around attention whore.
Port O’Brien’s new album “Threadbare” works better as a full album and captures the experience of growth and change.