Album Review by Rocky Ferrenburg
Musician, Writer, Podcaster, Advocate
Eric McFadden’s Pain by Numbers album is one of the best independent releases I have ever had the opportunity to hear.
McFadden moves through genres with ease. From track to track I was left amazed. With an obvious blues foundation, McFadden kicks this album off with While You Was Gone, a smooth and crunchy song that is the epitome of blues rock. Then we see that style carried over to the blues anthem I Never Listened Too Good.
McFadden shreds through an easy listening and sultry Spanish guitar instrumental with Cactus Juice. Love Come Rescue Me had me feeling like I am sitting in a southern church on a Sunday morning. While Fool Your Heart felt like a Matchbox Twenty meets Fine Young Cannibals, 90s pop rock call back. McFadden mixes slight hints of country, Americana, and roots into his music with songs like Long Gone, and touches on rockabilly with If I Die Today.
Pain by Numbers is a genre variety pack. McFadden is one of the most talented people I have heard. There is something for everybody on this album. I will personally be adding Pain by Numbers to my 2019 play list.
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