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Oakley Hall - Second Guessing album download

Oakley Hall - Second Guessing album download

Oakley Hall
Second Guessing
Alternative Country-Rock,Alternative/Indie Rock,Americana,Indie Rock
Recording location:
Rare Book Room
MP3 archive size:
1796 mb
FLAC archive size:
1295 mb
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Oakley Hall's sound has been described as psychedelic roots music that reconsiders traditional Americana by locating its rainbows at the root. The songs on Second Guessing are filled with co-ed harmonies, intricately woven guitar and fiddle lines, and percussion that romps and rocks. The album has already been described by Mike Wolf of Time Out New York as conjuring the "untamed sound of country rock. This Oakley Hall's second full-length is aptly titled in that it both continues and questions some of the musical themes that appeared on their debut (released on Bulb).

The first of two albums to be released by Oakley Hall in 2006, Second Guessing takes the band's exploration of American roots music to an entirely different level, with a fuller, richer sound, catchy, intriguing songwriting, and Pat Sullivan and Rachel Cox's harmonies putting it far above the band's self-titled debut and many of the band's peers. The pair's vocals both take center stage, unlike, say, Fleetwood Mac, a band that Oakley Hall often is compared to simply because of the rotating songwriters and the male and female vocals. Sullivan and Cox blend their voices.

Second Guessing is Oakley Hall’s second LP and with a new album comes new members. Sullivan is joined on this effort by Rachel Cox and drummer Greg Anderson. Among the remaining lineup are banjo player Fred Wallace and fiddler Claudia Mogel. Cox’s addition is a true enhancement to Oakley’s sound, especially on a song like Blaze, a honky-tonker with a slow plodding rhythm, that picks up Second Guessing when it begins to lag a bit in the middle. She adds a certain amount of sass to the song, in the vein of Loretta Lynn or Wanda Hot Dog That Made Him Mad Jackson.

Oakley Hall's second album is an unencumbered affair that pulls the same trick as other sophomore-slump trumps- . s Reckoning, perhaps, or Talking Heads' More Songs About Buildings And Food- by doing what the band does best, and doing it quickly. The record lacks the attention to detail that marked Oakley Hall's self-titled debut, but it makes up the difference by distilling the band's sound to its most engaging elements  . Even with their jam-tastic approach, Second Guessing is still plenty palatable. It effortlessly merges a sincere love of country-rock with a band that gets restless easily. There's always a drumbeat quickening the pulse or a tasteful guitar solo carrying the listener from one section to the next.

Artists Oakley Hall Second Guessing. This album has an average beat per minute of 137 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 95/200 BPM). See the BPM profile of this album. Tracklist - Second Guessing.

Oakley Hall’s first release of ’06, Second Guessing, had me thinking of The Band’s collaboration with Emmylou Harris on The Last Waltz. Cox reminds me of a young Donna Godchaux in that she is able to sing so effortlessly with a male lead and deliver the goods on her own as well.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Hiway Pat Sullivan Oakley Hall 7:15
2 Light of My Love Pat Sullivan Oakley Hall 3:48
3 Eyes, Lock & Steel Rachel Cox Oakley Hall 5:39
4 Adalina Roselma Lapage Pat Sullivan Oakley Hall 4:04
5 Color the Shade Rachel Cox / Steve Tesh Oakley Hall 4:30
6 Second Guessing Pat Sullivan Oakley Hall 4:17
7 Blaze Pat Sullivan Oakley Hall 4:19
8 Mumbles Pat Sullivan Oakley Hall 4:04
9 Landlord Pat Sullivan Oakley Hall 4:35
10 Volume Rambler Pat Sullivan Oakley Hall 8:29
11 Cod'ine Buffy Sainte-Marie Oakley Hall 5:35