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Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories – Riding Mercury (2014)

Posted by on October 9, 2014 with No Commentsas

mp3 320 kbps | 108 MB | UL | OB |

Qualitatively and ‘funkilly’ this excellent album reminds me of the great Steely Dan. Stylistically and musically they are nothing alike but still that feeling persists. Maybe much of that impression is due to the recording quality, perhaps an overlap in instrumentation and the ‘funkiness’ of their take on ‘roots music.’ There are elements of jazz, although this is not a jazz album, as well as elements of other roots sub genres but it is impossible to say what the dominant style is.