The Black Crowes, Warpaint
Every artist in recorded history will tell you that "the new album is a huge change of pace." Don't believe them. Or, more specifically, don't believe the Black Crowes. Every album of theirs sounds pretty much the same. Thing is: this is a good problem to have when you're creating loose, jammy throwbacks to classic rock. A foolish consistency may be the hobgoblin of little minds, but a satisfying one is cause for celebration. Thus, let us take pleasure in the psychedelic "Movin 'On Down the Line," the Levi's soundtrack-in-the-making swagger that is "We Who See The Deep" and "Oh Josephine"'s assured and light touch. Warpaint is a batch of Southern fried rock revivalism that rarely sounds less than excellent.