WOW! NATHANIEL RATELIFF'S ALBUM "IN MEMORY OF LOSS" IS BRILLIANT
I finally got my copy of the latest release by NATHANIEL RATELIFF, "In Memory Of Loss" (Rounder) and after only getting two songs in was already to fire up the 'ol blogspot and start yapping about how absolutely brilliant it is. I hope you already know of Rateliff from his other bands, BORN IN THE FLOOD and THE WHEEL. We were lucky enough to have The Wheel play our Skewer CMJ party at Pianos last year and got to spend a little time with him, only to release he's not only supremely talented, but one of those guys you just want to see win. I had already thought that he had met his quota of having one of the most beautiful songs in years with "Just For Me, But I Thought Of You" off this 'Desire and Dissolving Men' album, but he's struck lightning TWICE with this song - "Early Spring Till" (click here to download), which could very well be the most beautiful song of 2010 thus far. Track down this release if you can, it's worth your hard earned cash.