This is happy music by great musicians. In fact, the quality of the sound is almost better than how it’s structured and what it says; but the structure and lyrics are very good.

And I’m particularly impressed that the album was made by real people, not machines or using the new crop of musical tricks to enhance (or modulate, or even create) the sounds.

This is a great debut, and I hope we hear more of them.

Artist: Crystal and the Wolves

Ears with Gears, 2005