The Cactus Blossoms - Easy Way
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 23 ratings
March 1, 2019 / Release Date
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daFigz
72
Comparing the Cactus Blossoms to the Everly Brothers makes perfect sense. This Minneapolis duo [brothers, no less] certainly meld Pop construct, Country vibes along with simple, clean production with confident aplomb, much the same way the Everly Brothers were able to achieve. This is especially true of their rich harmonies which are quite reminiscent of Phil & Don giving this LP a derived from/inspired by signature stamp. Blah, blah, blah. Frankly, after reading th AllMusic Erlewine ... read more
dearsongs
75
After seeing this band perform on Twin Peaks: The Return, I thought enough of them to seek out this new album. The Cactus Blossoms are two brothers from Minneapolis, writing and singing original songs that sound mostly like lost Everly Brothers tunes. Think Everly Brothers/Roy Orbison/Simon & Garfunkel. Solid solid album, hard to find faults with these songs.

Dan Auerbach has co-writing credits on a few tracks.
75
The Cactus Blossoms’ breakout album “You’re Dreaming” was a gorgeous listen, but their studied close harmonies were so akin to The Everly Brothers that they’d soon be dismissed as a novelty act unless they pushed themselves. Luckily, while “Easy Way” surely has its share of Everly Brothers influence, the Cactus Blossoms have significantly expanded their scope. Their harmonies remain absolutely delightful, and their songs call to mind not only ... read more
72
While there's definitely a country influence, their style reminds me of the formative years of rock. It's an enjoyable listen for something that's right on the edge too niche (I enjoyed the listen but struggle to come up with what situation I'd pull it back up for).
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Track List

  1. Desperado
  2. I'm Calling You
  3. Please Don't Call Me Crazy
  4. Got a Lotta Love
  5. Easy Way
  6. Downtown
  7. Boomerang
  8. See It Through
  9. I Am the Road
  10. Blue as the Ocean
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Added on: January 9, 2019