‘All Your Favorite Bands’ is the highly anticipated, fourth album release from LA based, rock four piece Dawes, out on their very own label Hub records. With the exception of the title track, which was written in collaboration with Jonny Fritz, every track on the album was written by Taylor Goldsmith and the album really showcases the vocalist/guitarist’s unique skills as both musician and songwriter as well as highlighting the instinctive symbiosis between himself and Griffin Goldsmith (drums, background vocals), Wylie Gelber (bass) and Tay Strathairn (keyboards, background vocals).
6/10 Penrith Steve Customer review, 9th June 2015
"All Your Favourite Bands" is Dawes' fourth album. When I first put this on I was thinking that it sounded like something Michael McDonald had decided to leave in box in a studio and forget about - a bit bland - and chunks of it are. However despite the fact that Dawes have added an element of yacht rock to their brand of Americana there are a couple of tracks here that make it worthwhile. The title track will please fans of the band, it's typically Dawes to these ears, in the vein of songs like "A Little Bit Of Everything" from their "Nothing Is Wrong" album. That is followed by "I Can't Think About It Now" which at first I dismissed as being too much like "Sultans Of Swing" era Dire Straits, but as the song developed it grew on me - it could well be the album's best track. The closing epic "Now That It's Too Late, Maria" balances the yacht rock and the Americana better than the majority of the tracks. It's very accomplished stuff and I can see this appealing to a lot of people, it just doesn't appeal to me as a whole as much as other Dawes albums.
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