Author: Leon Blair
You know, of all the parts of my reviews that I consider to be the hardest to make, it's these little preludes by about a mile and a half. It either involves me trying to dig up some background information on the artist or band that I'm covering (which can be a barrel of monkeys sometimes, especially for lesser known indie acts), or it could even involve me familiarizing myself with an act's backlog to better prepare myself for their style.
I have to ask though, is there really any need to do that with William Michael Morgan? Let's face it, if you read this blog, you're not holding off on listening to this until you've heard my opinion. Most people have already heard this album countless times and have absorbed it enough to the point where they're probably better suited to cover this than I am. Hey, it's no wonder this album has caught so much attention. After all, to many people, William Michael Morgan is the savior that mainstream country music needs. Now, a year ago I would have easily been one of those people rallying around anyone who wanted to save country music. At this point however, I don't give a damn about how country an artist is or isn't. At the end of the day, I'm on the hunt for good music, and despite me really liking Morgan's self-titled EP back when I covered it in March, I still found some issues with it in the writing. So what did I think of his newest album, Vinyl anyway huh? Did I hear those issues smoothed out or was this an utter disappointment?