Album – Time for Good – Todd Martin

Posted by admin on June 1st, 2006

Good music is timeless. The art of fusing music and lyrics together, to end up with something people will enjoy, is no mean feat and something I’ve always wished I could do. Needless to say Todd Martin has managed that and then some. This album has a really nice groove to it. Laid back enough to relax to, but upbeat enough so as not to send you to sleep. There’s a lot here that reminds me of Hootie and the Blowfish (Where are they now?) with a vocal style more akin to Tom Robinson.

The album starts nicely with the very Hootieesque “Save Myself”. Upbeat, and catchy, with a great hook that manages to slide under your skin to get your feet tapping. “Love Scene” is a little on the softer side, but no less infectious. By the third track, “Out to Sea” I’d really begun to warm to the album. The album pretty much follows that formula, from something laid back, to something a bit feistier and back again.

There’s certainly some great songs on this album. My favorite tracks would have to be “Punchline”, “From Midas to Minus” and “Rescue”. As with many great albums, this one closes with a lengthy 6 minute piece, titled “Time for Good” and rounds the album off beautifully.

Conclusion : Todd has a great voice with lots of character. The songs have that lyrical quality that really shines. It’s a great album to chill to and a definite one to play when you want something for those more reflective moments..

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