Friday, October 21, 2011

Brian - Understand (1992)

Before I came across Understand I was desperately digging around the web looking for a good twee album like a junkie needing his fix. I probably went through 50 or so very unremarkable records before I stumbled upon a not-so-well-known man by the name of Ken Sweeney who makes music under the modest moniker Brian. It’s always a rare treat when and album surprises you, when you’re listening to it for the first time and then you’re vibing with every song early on and then you get to the second half expecting filler, only to find it’s is even better than the first. Such is the case with Understand. As much as I hate to admit it, I must recognize the possibility that this may very well be the last truly perfect ‘lost’ album I will ever come across. It is very reminiscent of Blueboy in both tone and style. It is gentle, sensitive, yet very sophisticated. It is worth your time.

You can read an interview with Brian (Ken Sweeney) HERE

Rating: 10/10


1 comment:

  1. Hi Matt, any chance you'd be willing to re-up Brian's Understand? Thank you for the blog either way!