Okay, so you know how when a movie comes out and it gets all this hype and everyone raves about it and you’re so excited to see it and then you do and you’re like “Really? I don’t get it. What was so great about that movie? I mean I’m just not buying DeVito and Schwarzenegger are twins.” Or something like that.
OR how you’re on vacation in California with your girlfriends and you decide you just have to try In N Out to see what all the fuss is about and you do and you’re like: “Meh.” But then you rent a limo and tour the wineries all the next day and you decide to give it another shot (because you’ve been out at the wineries all day) and you’re like: “I don’t know how these burgers suddenly got so delicious in one day but they did” so you get another one AND the t-shirt.
This new CD by Mat Kearney is not like either of those scenarios.
I shall try not to overhype it but I don’t think I could because it is that good. And, should you find yourself checking it out and not like it and think “that Amy girl really overhyped it” then I shall counter with you are just wrong and don’t have taste.
So having settled the overhyping issue, I want you to rest assured you do not have to be hopped up on the grape to enjoy it either. It is also that good.
The beauty is that it is that good at first listen. That doesn’t always happen. Even artists you looooove can come out with some new jams that have to grow on you.
(Depeche Mode…I’m talking to you. I’m still not getting into the new disc, guys. Sorry. Don’t worry, I will always cherish the memory of getting backstage and to the after party in 1988 (I old) and dancing with Martin Gore and throwing ice from across the room at one of the band members. Hey, we were upset that he was making out with some chick that was not his wife. I shall not name names but youuuuuu know who you are Depeche Mode member reading this blog. )
This Mat Kearney cd is the real deal. He infuses that Chris Martinesque voice (which I’m sure he’s sick of hearing but dude, Coldplay rocks) of his with great lyrics and fantastic music. Some just flat out makes you want to chair dance at your desk. I’m not sure the last time I’ve enjoyed an entire cd from front to back the first time I listened to it. Kudos, Mat. Kuuuuudooooos.
If you like good music, get this.
If you like Chris Martin, get this.
If you like Frito Pie, get this.
If you like Mariah Carey, don’t get this and stop reading our blog.