I Found It!
First Appeared in The Music Box, December 2004, Volume 11, #12
Written by John Metzger
For those who might be wondering what it would sound like if Bob Dylan and Al Kooper were to collaborate on a song geared towards kids, the title track from Brady Rymerís latest disc I Found It! delivers a rather insightful answer. With a swirling organ accompaniment plucked straight from Like a Rolling Stone, Rymer offers a playfully upbeat soundtrack meant to provide solace to those suffering from that common childhood frustration ó the lost toy. Elsewhere, he lovingly paints scenes of little tykes drawing pictures on the sidewalk, preparing for a bath, and making breakfast with mom, and each is laced with a pleasant, easy-going, and infectious fusion of folk, pop, and rock. Unlike his peer Justin Roberts, Rymer sometimes struggles to strike the perfect balance between emotional depth and educational opportunity, and his tales too often seem more like detached observations than those that have sprung forth from inside a childís fragile mind. Even so, his tasteful and occasionally silly arrangements ó the circus-like atmosphere of Eatiní Animal Crackers, the conga-driven funk of the body-part tutorial Ding Dong, and the perky bounce of the imagination-stirring Iím a Little Raindrop, for example ó are simply irresistible. Indeed, much like Rymerís first two outings, I Found It! is a fun-filled jaunt that kids and parents can enjoy together. Ĺ
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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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