Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Michαεl Tomliиsoи - Still Bεliεvε (1987)
Now here's something nice and cozy for a cold day. To sum up this underrated/independent folk singer-songwriter, think larger-than-life Biblical imagery a-la early 70's America and Dan Fogelberg and mix it in with some wicked smooth jazz-pop/late 80's Westcoast production and instrumentation and you have one hell of a monstrously listenable pop-folk record. The comparisons to Kenny Loggins are probably inevitable, but they sound nothing like one another despite having complementary backgrounds.
Most of you are probably tired of my rare Westcoast posts at this point, but this is one of those times I'm going to tell you to shut up and give this a spin. You know that really positive (and awesome sounding) aspect of the 80's that often got buried deep beneath the endless dance beats and synthesizers? Here's a slice of that, courtesy of moi.