The Lights From The Chemical Plant (album) by Robert Ellis

The Lights From The Chemical Plant
The Lights From The Chemical Plant by Robert Ellis (2014)
Release date: 2014-02-11
Overall rank: 22,383rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 15 votes)
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This album has a mean average rating of 71.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 71.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 20.2.

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From buzzdainer 10/25/2019 20:52
I liked the songwriting on The Lights from the Chemical Plant from the first listen, but I think the way I came to fully appreciate Robert Ellis as an artist was seeing him play live at a club in Minneapolis called Fine Line Music Cafe. It's a very small venue, and people mostly sit at tables rather than standing in front of the stage. Somehow this makes the experience more intimate, and Robert Ellis thrives in that kind of environment. That night he wore a jacket festooned with space imagery--stars, planets, asteroids--celebrating his hometown of Houston, Texas, home of Johnson Space Center. He has an easy sense of humor and a gentle way with audiences that I found endearing, and his performance was understated in a way that drew out the subtle humor in his lyrics. A solid album from a good young songwriter and musician.
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From zdwyatt 05/30/2014 18:09
Ellis was the opener at a recent Jason Isbell show, and though I had never heard of him before, I bought his album. What a great album! The genre is broadly singer-songwriter, but being more specific is a challenge. He taps into rock, and folk, and that twangy honky-tonk sound, much in the same way Neko Case does. His sound is inspired by many genres, without ever replicating any.
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From samistake2ice 03/21/2014 16:14
I was excited for the record when it was released, and it has exceeded my expectations with every listen. Ellis moans the blues like George Jones, but is experimental with his sound. A lot of the album sounds like old pop. "TV Song" (which I scoffed at initially because I thought the subject sounded cheesy) is an incredibly honest portrayal of a feeling that a lot of people, esp with absent parents, go through. And "Sing Along" is a slap in the face to traditional country demographic. Ellis expresses his frustration at religion frightening children to be behaved.

Easy consideration for country album of the year... so far
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