Movie Reviews

Movi ReviewsSUPPORT BLUNT REVIEW!

M WardM. Ward | Transfiguration of Vincent
A Ryan J. Mack Review

 Buy it

 

 

So much is at play here on this journey of M. Ward's "Transfiguration of Vincent". Strum-y, twang-y guitars. Strangely appropriate synthesizers in compelling locations. Sad, nigh-trite lost-cowboy lyrics. Smoldering jazz and James Dean blues. Honestly drawing on all of these, M. Ward's (not to be confused with the Soul Coughing front man with whom he shares a name) exposed reflectiveness begs you for a whiskey and an idle abandon

It's a long, slow journey. Sometimes your attention wanes, caught up in the rhythm of the road. Other times, you're gripping the wheel or the map, struggling for fine clarity of a scene. You start one place and end up another, whether it was your original destination or not..

Drive with windows down through the open desert. Close down a bar you spot on the horizon. It's as little and delicate as it is tightly woven, so much so that to extricate any song in particular could both illuminate its own merit and force an isolation upon something that works well in its whole-disk frame. It's hypnotic enough to draw those occasional Grand-daddy likenings and just raspy enough to also validate the references to Tom Waits, sans cigarettes.

In all, it has a certain effortless elegance that can support background softness you find drawing you in. It isn't really like much else around in current work-and certainly has a higher ease. He happens into this vocal and guitar playing of the variety where you might think it was easy until you tried it yourself. Perhaps it's grace, perhaps a lack of pretension. Whatever it is, it's mesmerizing. Buy it


The Emilyism©
Dictionary

BLUNT NEWSLETTER
BLUNT WEB ENTERTAINMENT

SUPPORT BLUNT REVIEW


BLUNT INTERVIEWS

BLUNT MUSIC
BLUNT EXPOSURE
BLUNT ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

BLUNT THEATER REVIEWS
BLUNT RENTAL REVIEWS


| home | movie reviews | interviews | music reviews | entertainment news | advertise
| contact | about us | rant 'n rave | blunt store | vhs & dvd rentals | newsletter | links



© Blunt Review, Inc. all rights reserved.
Reproduction of any material from any BluntReview© pages
without written permission is strictly prohibited. The Emily Blunt Blunt Review Logo and Emilyisms© are registered or trademarked property of BluntReview, Inc. duplication or use prohibited.

Movie reviews, dvd reviews, celebrity interviews and entertainment news by Emily Blunt BluntReview, Inc.
All copyrights reserved. Contact for release for content use and/or syndication costs.



current movie reviews, celebrity interviews, new music reviews, soundtrack reveiws, emily blunt web celebrity