Artist:  Waterdeep

Title:  In the Middle of It

Label:  Hey Ruth, Inc.

One thing Waterdeep's Don and Lori Chaffer have never lacked is creativity. Dousing their latest quirky folk-rock with extra punch, the dynamic duo turns a kaleidoscope of sounds into a shimmering tapestry of musical color. Frequently trading vocal leads gives the long track listing (14 total) perpetual motion, while gutsier vocal styling by both Chaffers helps to distinguish the set list further. The real gems are in the latter half, where acoustic clarity replaces noisy trinkets, reminding listeners why Waterdeep is an underground favorite.

WE LIKE: "Gimme My Walkman"

 
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**This review first published on July 22, 2010.