Friday, November 4, 2011
J Tillman "Vacilando Territory Blues" (2008)
In theory, J Tillman functions as the Neil Young to Fleet Foxes' Crosby Stills & Nash. In practice, there's really not that much Neil Young on this record. There are some hints of AOR rock, but they are a couple generations removed. It seems more in line with the "quiet is the new loud" aesthetic, especially when the lofi production is taken into account.
While I do like some of the pseudo-philosophical lyrical musings, on the whole this record doesn't seem to do much for me.