Big Blue Hearts
Here Come Those Dreams Again
First Appeared in The Music Box, January 2006, Volume 13, #1
Written by T.J. Simon
Fans of the BoDeans and Chris Isaak will be pleased with Here Come Those Dreams Again, the second offering from Californiaís Big Blue Hearts. Under the leadership of singer, songwriter, and guitarist David Fisher, the foursome straddles the line between adult rock and alternative country on the discís 10 impressive selections. As is displayed on the albumís flawlessly executed title track as well as on the cut Ordinary People, Fisher is blessed with an exceptional vocal range, while shades of Roy Orbison creep into his style on Loviní You and You Canít Love What You Never Had. The collectionís most straightforward country number is Donít Mind Messiní, which owes more than a little debt to the Queen/Dwight Yoakam hit Crazy Little thing Called Love. It shouldnít matter, of course, but itís worth noting that the packaging for Here Come Those Dreams Again, which is replete with eye-catching colors and interesting artwork, is a phenomenal specimen of product design. Indeed, if the music wasnít worth a damn, the inventively crafted digipak certainly wouldnít improve matters, but on an outing that is this fundamentally enjoyable, itís nice to have an encasement thatís easy on the eyes as well.
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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