Young Love by Mat Kearney
Young Love is a catchy album. It makes you want to bop your head and sing along. I felt like I'd been pulled right into the music when Kearney started singing Hey Mama.
Out of the ten songs, eight of them sound similar. Not the same, but similar in this way: The background music seems to be the same. It's not made with instruments, but rather with equipment. It sounds like soft rock lyrics and singing mixed with rap background. It's a peculiar mix of genres, and I like it, but I feel like all the songs could be better if they all sounded different.
Hey Mama and Rochester were the exceptions. Hey Mama was lighter and relaxed and free sounding. Rochester was acoustic guitar and was a sad but sweet way to close an album.
If lyrics are important to you, you'll love this album. All the lyrics feel genuine and singable, and the story behind each one is worth listening to. I even after listening to it several times, I found myself listening to it the whole way through, and not skipping tracks. I liked all the songs.
All in all, I liked Young Love. I've listened to it a few times and I like singing along or listening in the car. I'd consider buying another one of Kearney's albums, or at least buy my favorite tracks off Amazon or I-tunes.
Young Love is available on Amazon MP3 download for $4.99 here!
*no sexual references or swearing! Recommended for ages 15+
**this review was part of the One2One network tour.