|Michael J. Joseph|
Stranger CD (2013)
Rock N Roll CD music On 2013's Stranger, Michael J. Joseph aims to create a musical kaleidoscope, jumping between genres and sounds within the context of a consistent, cohesive album. Some of the genres that Michael dabbles in include jazz, R&B, blues, rock, country, and pop. Much to his credit, Michael does manage to capture the spirit of the various styles with consistently strong song-writing.
"Banging Flash" opens Stranger with a more than fitting bang. As slightly ominous keyboards set the atmosphere, the quick blues/rock guitar comes in to form a strong riff and equally strong melody. The drums have a distinctly punchy sound that don't thunder too loudly but manage to make their presence known with gusto. The guitars hold the song together and provide the perfect backdrop to Michael's bluesy drawl.
The album's closer, "Rope," is ...