If you've ever read anything I've ever written, you'd realize
that I can't stand anything derivative. Unless it sounds like
The Smiths, of course. But I finally found a singer that
isn't original, but I like anyways. And his name is Justin
It's been a while since the last time Ben Folds released
something. But Levinson is making up the difference. His debut
full-length album, 1175 Boylston, released in 2006, combines
piano know-how with the smart pop that made Folds so great.
Levinson, a Berklee College of Music student, is more a local
musician than anything else, playing songs across the New England
area to promote his album. It's a wonder that I, a Southern
California girl, could ever come across Justin Levinson. But
I'm glad that I have.
The album opens up strong with "Sunny Day" and pretty
much continues throughout with an open-up-the-windows, put-the-top-down-on-your-convertible,
feel. Perfect for the spring time, and the upcoming summer time,
be ready for Justin Levinson to graduate and hit the indie radio
stations with a vengeance.
1. Sunny Day
2. Empty Line Cliche
3. All I Ever Wanted
5. Sky is Falling
8. If You Get Lost
9. City With Two Streetlights
11. Nice To See You Guys
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