CD review: The Departed “Adventus”

by Brandy McDonnell Published: November 23, 2012
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James' smooth, soulful voice contrasts effectively with Canada's sharp twang, but more importantly, the Texan's subtler style soothes the raw nerves his counterpart so boldly plucks. His kiss-off “Burden” starts as a simmering waltz that eventually bubbles into a roiling crescendo, while his funky plea “Prayer for the Lonely” channels its despair through a potent groove reminiscent of Booker T. & the MG's. James closes the album with “Sweet Lord,” a lovely acoustic hymn that will have open-minded fans singing The Departed's praises and hoping that a follow-up will come soon.

— Brandy McDonnell

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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