Albatross [Best Buy Exclusive] [CD]

  • Artist: Big Wreck
  • SKU: 7822087
  • Release Date: 02/19/2013
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Songs


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  • Head Together
  • A Million Days
  • Wolves
  • Albatross
  • Your Glass Room
  • All Is Fair
  • Control
  • Rest of the World
  • You Caught My Eye
  • Do What You Will
  • Time
  • Good Times Roll [Bonus Track]
  • The Oaf [Live] [Bonus Track]
  • Control [Live] [Bonus Track]


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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best CD of 2013

    Posted
    betbuk

    This seems to be the most fun Ian Thornley/Big Wreck has had in years and just maybe that feeling will be as contagious to the listener. You get the sense that Albatross was an unbridled joy in creation. It jumps genres with ease while remaining sincere wherever it lands. Every song is different in texture, space, tone and feel, yet they hang together through their superior melodic quality, sophisticated composition and "tight but loose" approach to production. There's hard and soft, dark and light and enough memorable hooks to keep you listening for years. The reverence & reference span generations of music. Ian has absorbed much and the band is able to deploy the pieces he's loved in fresh new ways while keeping genuine. There are multiple tracks which cover the entire Big Wreck/Thornley catalog in their appeal. Fans of each phase will have something to sink their teeth into and there's even some exciting new ground being turned over, so get ready for layers, crunch, muscle, texture, nuance, beauty, hooks and funk!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfection of melody, emotion, and so much rawk.

    Posted
    Ifta
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Albatross is a journey. Press play and then simply watch what happens. Ever curious as to what Jimmy Page or Supertramp might have on their Ipod? Then buy this CD. Despite being phenomenal tracks out of the gate...this album will grow on you more and more. Months after you have listened to it, you will have a moment where you hear a riff that you haven't heard before and you will chuckle to yourself and say: "Ah...now I fully realized the level of this genius." And you will listen again and again. The delicacy of Ian Thornley's playing and his ability to sing directly to your heart is nothing short of astonishing. This is a player who can stand comfortably (literally and figuratively) next to Eric Johnson and go toe to toe. Really. This is an album that were Mr. Hendrix still alive, I believe he would have it on his stereo playing all day long. Every instrument has been given their proper headspace...the entire album breathes and COOKS! Just please, stop reading this review and buy this record, and re-discover everything that you've always known about how good music can truly be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    fantastic album

    Posted
    TimInIowa
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    Big Wreck is probably the best band you've never heard of. If you're a fan of what I term arena rock (bands who are largely guitar based who use crosses of blues, heavy metal, grunge, country etc from say the late 60's through mid 90's) in their style - you will love this band and CD. From their initial "in loving memory of..." and "The Pleasure and the Greed" to this - their reluctance to just puke out material to preserve quality shows in all 3 releases. My favorite bands (I'm 54) span from Led Zeppelin to DLR era VH to Bon Scott era ACDC to the Rolling Stones to AIC...Big Wreck fits right in with them IMHO.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Album of the Year!

    Posted
    Bonesinis

    Do yourself and get this album. Something for everyone rock wise. Find out about one of the best bands you have more than likely never heard of. You will love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing album

    Posted
    MuzikMaven
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    This is a great album from beginning to end and their rendition of The Cars' Good Times Roll is extremely catchy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BIG WRECK IS BACK!!

    Posted
    xanderstang
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    Great album start to finish. If you like Chris Cornell, Black Keys, or just plain good rock and roll, give these guys a shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So amazing

    Posted
    tmnttmnt

    This album...phenomenal. Live tracks - even more amazing. It would be a sin to not buy this album.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great music

    Posted
    Maleva
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    These guys really can rock it, but also play some mellow stuff with a variety of sounds and melodies.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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