Saturday, June 7, 2008
CD Review: Tim Miller - Adelaide
Tim Miller - Adelaide
2008, Tim Miller
Tim Miller is old school. He still records to analog tape. He still uses a real Hammond B3 organ, rather than a synthesized replica. Above all, he still writes songs that tell a story; that have a heart. Even in the slower passages and songs, Tim Miller's lyrics are powerful and full of energy - a truth that connects the listener to the artist in a visceral way. Adelaide has all of the essentials: Great songwriting, a wonderful smooth voice, top-notch musicianship, and heart. Adelaide works because of the utter lack of pretension.
Highlights include Let's Go, Another Day In The Life and Let Us End. My absolute favorite song here is Who I Am, a haunting melody that stuck with me days after my first listen. Man Overboard is also a must-hear, and the title track, Adelaide is on it's own worth the price of the CD. Tim Miller is a recognized talent, having past compositions licensed for MTV's My Super Sweet 16, Real World, Road Rules and The Challenge. He will also have a song featured in the upcoming Tom Green movie Shred II.
Tim Miller is the sort of singer-songwriter I can easily picture still performing in the popular realm 20 years from now. Perhaps not as the superstar flavor of the minute type, but the long term singer-songwriter who builds up a resume of respect and awe amongst his fans and those within the industry. Give him a listen. You won't regret the time.
Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)
You can learn more about Tim Miller at www.timmiller.com. You can buy a copy of Adelaide at The Connextion.