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Amos Lee-Mission Bell

Posted January 25, 2011 By admin


Amos Lee is an artist I’ve been kind of lukewarm on since I first discovered him a few years ago. I saw him open for Bob Dylan in 2005 and thought he had a great voice. When I listened to his self titled album, I still thought he had a great voice, but the music seemed kind of bland to me. Not bad by any means, but nothing special either. Well, with his latest release, Mission Bell, Amos has won me over. This is the first great album of 2011 in my opinion. There are no real weak tracks here, and his song writing is stronger than ever. “Windows Are Rolled Down” should be the first single off the album, it’s a great, upbeat track that showcases Lee’s amazing voice with a great chorus. “Flower” is another great song, although some people might find the lyrics “My heart is a flower that blooms every hour” a bit clichéd and cheesy on paper, it never sounds like it in the spoken form, and the message the song sends is such an uplifting one it’s hard to not feel a smile come across your face when listening. One song I could do without is the last track on the album, “El Camino (Reprise)“, but that has more to do with Willie Nelson being on the track than anything else, and the fact that  it does feel like it was just thrown in as an afterthought. This album is a great start to 2011, and will definitely be in rotation a lot throughout the year. Other tracks to look for: “Behind Me Now“, “Learned A Lot“.

  • Windows Are Rolled Down
  • Flower

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