In a month in which the wonderful third album by Dawes, which sets new standards for retro West Coast rock, will also be released, an album like "Adios I'm A Ghost" will of course be a bit off the mark. The band from Seattle has also often been said to be close to the Laurel Canyon sound, and they also use proven 70s patterns when it comes to songwriting, arranging and producing. Unlike Dawes, who cultivate a kind of mid-tempo yellow sound in the tradition of Jackson Brownes, The Moondoggies, on the other hand, keep it to the loud-quiet principle with their West Coast sound. A violent guitar rocker is often replaced by a campfire ballad (which can also develop into a riff monster again). The band also has some especially inspired songs in their luggage. The production is pleasant retro and yet transparent. Perhaps there is only something missing that special moment that would finally make the spark jump. So after listening a lot of respect remains, but not quite as much love.
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