BRAD Welcome To Discovery Park (Redline) Rating: NN Rating: NN
It's hard to figure what Brad are trying to do with Welcome To Discovery Park, a collection of adult contemporary soft jangle-pop tracks with a little folk, funk, psychedelia and R&B thrown in. These songs pack so little punch, they couldn't possibly catch anyone's attention. This is is an album of shades -- shades of Lenny Kravitz, shades of Cat Stevens, shades of Neil Young -- but Brad never use their influences to do anything new. In fact, most of these songs are so low-key you can even forget you're listening to them. And this from a band featuring Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam?