CD REVIEW: Dan Craig "Alchemy"

Dan Craig, an independent artist, has put out a string of albums over the course of his short career. Contained within the albums is some of the best songwriting around. Up until now, Craig has cranked out a ton of excellent songs, but no he has put together the most solid album of his career. Though many of the songs are short and the album is only ten songs long, each song is perfectly written and the album is a whole is one of the best independent releases of the year. The title track is radio ready, but still nothing like anything you'll currently hear on air. Its energy, its lyrics, and its style are unique to Dan Craig, who after this album should finally get the mass recognition he deserves. "Enough," "Sunday Morning," and "Home Forever" are lyrical gems, highlights of the album, three of Craig's best songs to date. Dan Craig is a true artist when creating his music, with attention to detail unlike any other.

BURN THIS / November 2010

  1. Ryan Montbleau Band "Chariot (I Know)"
  2. Taylor Carson "Five"
  3. Isaac Russell "Lighthouse"
  4. Dan Craig "Enough"
  5. Joshua Radin "You Got What I Need"
  6. Amos Lee "El Camino"
  7. Ruarri Joseph "Caveman, Yellow, An Ordinary Life"
  8. The Pines "Avenue Of The Saints"
  9. The Romany Rye "Dear Holly"
  10. Carl Broemel "Carried Away"
  11. Joe Pug "The Sharpest Crown"
  12. Nathaniel Rateliff "You Should've Seen The Other Guy"
  13. Mason Reed "I'm Only Gonna Break Your Heart"
  14. Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs "Like Rock & Roll And Radio"
  15. JBM "From Me To You And You To Me"
  16. Matt Costa "Painted Face"
  17. Josh Ritter "Another New World"
  18. Griffin House "Let My People Go"
  19. Angus & Julia Stone "Hold On"
  20. John Butler Trio "Revolution"
Listen live to the entire playlist in the music player in the right sidebar all month long during November.