- Summary: The fourth full-length release (and the first on Dead Oceans) from Indiana singer-songwriter Tim Showalter features contribution from J. Mascis and was produced by Ben Vehorn.
- Record Label: Dead Oceans Records
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock
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Positive: 18 out of 18
Mixed: 0 out of 18
Negative: 0 out of 18
Q MagazineJul 2, 2014Same Emotions, meanwhile, sounds like a lovingly recreated homage to the soft rock of Journey, Toto, et al. Best of all is his deeply personal tribute to the late Jason Molina. [Aug 2014, p.113]
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Jun 30, 2014Listening to 'HEAL' felt like having someone push you over, kick you in the balls, and then offer you a friendly hand to help you up.
Sad,Listening to 'HEAL' felt like having someone push you over, kick you in the balls, and then offer you a friendly hand to help you up.
Sad, uplifting, some sweet J Mascis licks, a tribute to Jason Molina ... this album has it all. Can't stop listening to it.… Expand
Aug 9, 2014This is the first time for me to hear any of Strand's work. While i expected folk music, i was surprised to find something entirely different.This is the first time for me to hear any of Strand's work. While i expected folk music, i was surprised to find something entirely different.
This is some very powerful and loud music in here. It is also an emotional roller-coaster. Sometimes, you will feel devastated. In others, you will feel uplifted. It really - brilliantly - complements the autobiographical tone of the album, as Showalter pours his heart out about his troubles and his memories. His vocal performance, and the guitar work, are two of the three best things in this album.
The third is the lyrics. They are some of the most beautiful i heard in a long time. From the opening track (Goshen '97) when he sang "i was lonely but i was having fun" (about his memories as a teenager in his Dad's basement), i became immediately captivated.
The only flaw i found in the album is that some tracks didn't resonate as strongly as others. Among these others are: Goshen '97, Woke Up To The Light, and JM.… Expand
Jun 30, 2014This is a near flawless masterpiece of an album. Staggeringly honest, bold and expansive in terms of sound Timothy dips into his not so prettyThis is a near flawless masterpiece of an album. Staggeringly honest, bold and expansive in terms of sound Timothy dips into his not so pretty past & delivers something timeless and memorable. Drags a little bit on last few tracks.… Expand
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