Homecoming by The Ragged Flags: Album Review
The Ragged Flags are a British band with an exceptional melodic spirit. It is channeled through members James Goodwin, Paul Whibley, Mark Aldworth, and Chris Edwards-Dewey, who all together form a four-piece rock extraordinaire to excite the masses. Their album “Homecoming” is a lovely rock and roll record, alongside masterful songwriting. Aside from heavy rock hitters, there are also slow-paced melodies where pleasant acoustic hymns exist.
A wave of energy enters with the ecstatic songs “Home Again, Pt. IV” and “Cocaine Jane.” The first one employs a jangly guitar section and a lovely vocal harmony. Aside from that, a sense of country music is also felt in the tune. The second track however, is pretty straightforward with a hard rock approach and a bit of blues too. Furthermore, we take a breather while hearing the relaxing aura of “The Motions.” A soft cadence is shaped by the guitars and the singer’s allure. Upon reaching the groovy rock track “Told You So”, I felt completely captivated by the band’s performance. Vocal chants are in full swing, and a tasty guitar solo electrifies the melody.
“Blood Red Skies” is one impressive track that involves elements of psychedelia and blues. It enters with a trippy guitar sequence and bongo-like percussions. It eventually cascades into a bluesy tale, which is where my fascination skyrocketed. The acoustic guitar is strummed rapidly in the upbeat sensation of “After Tomorrow,” an ideal road song due to its folk-rock stance.
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Review by: Damien Reid