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Enjoying Blue Merle evokes the sort of guilt that otherwise-hip fans of Counting Crows and Coldplay know too well. The analogy is all the more apt in light of lead singer Luke Reynolds's expressive tenor, which alternates between spot-on impersonations of Adam Duritz and Chris Martin. But cool or not, the Nashville quartet combines jazzy instrumentation -- upright bass and mandolin contribute to a post-Metheny vibe -- with Stephen Harris's crisp production to offer a major-label debut of thoughtful and pristine adult acoustic pop.


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"Every Ship Must Sail Away" mp3 (live)

  • Burning In The Sun
  • If I Could
  • Lucky To Know You
  • Stay
  • Every Ship Must Sail Away
  • Boxcar Racer
  • Made To Run
  • Seeing Through You
  • Places
  • Part Of Your History
  • Either Way It Goes
  • Bittersweet Memory
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At best, a mediocre Coldplay rip-off.

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