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the | Dave Ellis

the | Dave Ellis
To Whom It May Concern/Yours Faithfully

Street Date: October 10, 2014
Style: Rap / Hip-Hop / R&B
Official Site: TheDaveEllis.com
Buy It: TheDaveEllis.com


A big trend that has been gaining momentum in the music market is the bold double-album. UK-based indie artist the | Dave Ellis is among one of the brave souls attempting this feat with his latest project, To Whom It May Concern/Yours Faithfully. Without a doubt, it is a hefty album. The tracks are somewhat dichotomous; while one song may dwell on redemption, like "Oh My Lord," another may be about pretty girls. For those looking for some silly easy-listening tracks, there are "Krush" and "What Women Want?" They're not necessarily the most mature songs, but they're both interesting and humorous. Some excellent highlights are "Things People Do for Money - Part I and II." Lyrically, they are extremely serious, but as Ellis tells the stories of why people do what they do to survive, he draws the listener in with his bluntness. "My Joy" is a fantastic example of a good song from a father to his children. Anyone with a child will find this track to ring true. Overall, Ellis is the star; he is vocally strong and his rhymes are, without a doubt, smooth. Plus, his English accent makes the songs feel more fun. Unfortunately, the album doesn't have a consistent flow and suffers from lower quality recording. Nevertheless, the quality of the sound does match the music well. However, the double-album is so long that many listeners might find it hard to listen to from start to finish. The album may have been better as two separate projects. Regardless, for those who are looking for an old-school hip-hop sound blended with some very sincere and at times candid lyrics - this is the album for you.

- Review date: 11/4/14, written by Ryan Barbee of Jesusfreakhideout.com


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