American Gothic (studio album) by David Ackles
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 72.7/100, a mean average of 71.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 72.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.1.
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Interesting you say that @planetneutral. I thought something similar, but more that the singing was somewhere between Neil Diamond and Scott Walker, and the songwriting (musics & lyrics) somewhere between Scott Walker and Tom Waits (edit: with a hint of Aaron Copland thrown in; and now that I say that, I definitely see the Billy Joel comparison particularly in regards to "The Ballad of Billy the Kid"). I'm not a fan of Diamond and wouldn't consider myself much of a fan of Waits either, but I do like Scott Walker, and David Ackles reminds me enough of Walker that I enjoyed this album.
hated it from the 1st note sentimental slop
At one point, I thought, "This is what would happen if Neil Diamond tried to sing Billy Joel songs." But it got even more maudlin from there.
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