#reviewoftheweek / Benjamin Booker - Benjamin Booker
Benjamin Booker is one of the most exciting and talented new musicians to break onto the scene in recent years. Hailing from New Orleans, Booker blends his soulful roots music with blues and rock, and has drawn comparisons from everyone from B.B. King to The White Stripes. This album is not like what you'd expect from a new artist, and blows the roof off right from the beginning. "Violent Shiver" is the first single that has been making waves all over alternative rock and AAA radio for months. It's blend of simple punk-influenced rock and blues delivery, coupled with killer lyrics and an under three minute runtime, are the perfect recipe for a hit record that is catchy and edgy. Other tracks that define this unique and familiar sound are "Have You Seen My Son?" and "Happy Homes." You can tell throughout the entire album that Booker is both influences by everything from 90's grunge to southern blues and rock. Benjamin Booker, on the merit of this album is sure to be amongst the names mentioned come year end for all kinds of awards, from Best New Artist to Best Rock Song and Album.