El Dorado

Marcus King - El Dorado
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Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #23 / 82
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Based on 20 ratings
January 17, 2020 / Release Date
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Genre: Southern Rock
Origin: US

Final Verdict: 68% (Good Album)
Yearly ranking: 22th / 120

Highlight (added to my 2020 best of):
One day she's here

Made me think of:
Chris Antonik
Michael Kiwanuka
Tony Joe White
Came because my uncle Dan is producing and stayed because I miss the Alabama Shakes.

I was definitely not expecting this album to be so good, the only reason why I listened to this was to see what kind of thing Dan Auerbach is doing when he is not releasing bad albums with the Black Keys, and I sure am glad I did it. This is no "Sound & Color" though, it has a couple of generic rock songs, and the lyrics department is kind of weak, but damn, this record sounds good, Marcus ... read more
This dude is a bonafide rockstar. Each track just oozes with passion and talent, you can tell he's super into making music out of his love for it. And he's so young! There's so much potential here from such a talented kid, considering this is only his debut solo record. If there's a true rock restoration in the 2020's, he most certainly will play a key role in it.
This album is F-R-E-S-H. Marcus has a brilliant smokey vocal delivery and this album is brilliantly produced. Lots of experimentation has been used on this on multiple tracks.

Key Tracks: One Day She's Here, Beautiful Stranger, Too much Whiskey
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Added on: January 19, 2020