If you feel the need for some “adult contemporary,” if you like Cory Branan‘s sparser stuff or Jackson Browne‘s early records (for the record, Jackson Browne made like five perfect records and any reference to him from me should come off as a huge endorsement), you should check out the latest from Canadian pop-country artist Royal Wood.
It’s kind of harmless and still pretty funky–the soundtrack to how I’d imagine a Canadian version of True Blood would play out. All that’s disappointing is a few of the songs have really similar hooks, which means that several of it’s 13 tracks could have been culled. Overall Glory is a beautiful, romantic record, especially the first handful of songs. It’s just really repetitive. Affecting ballads will affect you the first time; the first rocker you hear will stick by you, but the rest will rock just the once.