Had A Sword Review

artist: Thornton date: 04/06/2005 category: compact discs
Thornton: Had A Sword
Released: 2004
Genre: Rock
Number Of Tracks: 12
Had A Sword borrows from jazz, ragtime, and old hymnal progressions all executed in a manner that never becomes novelty or put on.
 Sound: 10
 Lyrics: 8
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 9.3
Had A Sword Reviewed by: unregistered, on april 06, 2005
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Sound: Thornton has a really beautiful sound, Kevin Thornton is a great songwriter and Enoch Porch's harmony and drumming are magnificent. They contain elements of jazz, rock, and even hymns. This is a really good albumn well recorded. I thought it could've been a little more rockin' in some spots but, that's not a big issue. // 10

Lyrics: The lyrics on this record as well as with anything Kevin Thornton writes are very interesting and somewhat reminiscent of Cole Porter. At times the lyrics seem to not make alot of sense, but you can't stop listening to them. With a professional musical theatre background Kevin's singing skills are amazing, he captures that crooner sound of the rat pack combined with Morissey. You can't really describe Kevin's singing, you have to hear it. // 8

Overall Impression: This albumn reminds me of Cole Porter, Morrissey, and some of John Lennon's post beatle work. The most impressive song on this albumn is either It's Ok or Lighter Load, they each have amazing harmonies and instrumentals that aren't too overdone. If this albumn were lost or stolen I'd buy it again without a second thought. // 10

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