Friday, January 24, 2014
Ryan Star - Angels + Animals
Ryan Star - Angels + Animals (2014) Independent
Produced by Ryan Star
Tracks : 1.Sailing on 2.Spaceman fugitive 3.World I used to know 4.Impossible 5.We were kings 6.Fxckn up 7.I will survive 8.My life 9.Gone to heaven 10.Bullet 11.Where the island ends 12.Impossible (animals redux)
4 out of 5
A decade ago, one of the most underrated albums of the modern rock genre was released. The self titled album from Stage on Maverick Records, fronted by an unknown Ryan Star.
But we who loved that album, knew what a great talent he was and 10 years later the world also found about his songwriting skills with solo albums like "Songs from the eye of an elephant" (2005) and the Atlantic Records debut "11:59" (2010).
Ryan is like a magician with melodies, he makes magic with chords and harmonies and the new album "Angels + Animals" is no exception. I was worried that he would take the mainstream pop lane after I heard the new single "Impossible" but there´s only top quality here.
Ryan has the artsy side of Matthew Good, combined with the arena pop of OneRepublic and some muscles of rock on the side. Songs like "Sailing on" and "Spaceman fugitive" gives me goosebumps.