Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Merriweather’

ALBUM: Daniel Merriweather – Love & War

Release Date: June 1st, 2009
Label: Columbia
Website: www.danielmerriweather.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/danielmerriweather

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You know, I was more than ready to go on a cynical diatribe about this album. More than happy to. With British (popular in Britain, anyway) music being populated by mass marketed wimps with bittersweet lyrics and daytime radio-friendly acoustic guitars, I was more than happy to write-off Daniel Merriweather in the exact same way. You know the wink wink ‘hip-hop’ collaboration, the popular singles, the mostly fashionable haircut and faux-soul vocal. It’s all there for Mr. Cynical Critic to spit at before going back to salivating over late 80’s American indie rock three people outside of himself has heard of. I was this close… then I made the mistake of listening to it.

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SINGLE: Daniel Merriweather – Red

Release Date: May 18th, 2009
Label: Columbia
Website: www.danielmerriweather.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/danielmerriweather

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Daniel Merriweather follows up popular collaborations with the likes of Mark Ronson and Wiley as well as a top ten single of his own (‘Change’) with his latest snippet from the album ‘Love & War’, a dramatic tale of a breaking down relationship with a grander feel to accompany his slightly raspy vocal feel in ‘Red’.

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