The exceptionally talented Rock artist Paul Westerberg has released him CD entitled Folker. I am very confident and happy to announce that I believe Paul Westerberg fans, and Rock fans alike will be pleased with this one. With the release of Folker Paul Westerberg's artistic excellence is on full display as Westerberg has once again delivered a brilliant collection of tracks that could very well be him best work to date.
It's a rare day indeed that I get a CD from an artist that I can truthfully say does not have a bad track in the bunch. I'm more than happy to announce that's exactly what I must say about this one. There simply is NOT a bad one in the bunch. No fillers here at all.
Folker is a pleasantly varied, mix of 13 tracks that are very well written songs by this clearly talented artist. With many of the songs displaying a lot of the kind emotion that makes for a really great listen. Clearly drawing from what I can only imagine are him own personal experiences. At different points touching on the most real emotions like love, heartbreak, pain, failed relationships and unattainable romance. They're all here.
Overall Folker is an outstanding release. What I call must have music. I give it two thumbs up and is most definitely a worthy addition to any Rock collection. Truly an outstanding Rock CD. One of those that is completely void of any wasted time, as each track is simply superb.
While this entire CD is really very good some of my favorites are track 2 - Now I Wonder, gt2, and track 13 - Folk Star
My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore [...as in "Stuck On REpeat"] is track 1 - Jingle. Great track!
Folker Release Notes:
Paul Westerberg originally released Folker on September 7, 2004 on the Vagrant Records label.
CD Track List Follows:
1. Jingle 2. Now I Wonder 3. My Dad 4. Looking Up In Heaven 5. Anyway's All Right 6. $100 Groom 7. 23 Years Ago 8. As Far As I Know 9. What About Mine? 10. How Can You Like Him? 11. Breathe Some New Life 12. Gun Shy 13. Folk Star