Sound The Alarm, Ben Shive, Saucy Monky MP3/Flac

Sound The Alarm - Stay Inside (2007)



Nice cover. Major label, mixed by Tom Lord-Alge. That's a clue right there.



The Verdict: Somebody somewhere loves this band. I guarantee they are younger than me and possibly on first name terms with the drummer. Competent, professional, and utterly uninspiring.



Rating:   2/15











Ben Shive - The Ill-Tempered Klavier (2008)



Not sure what to expect with this one. No barcode, so maybe a local Nashville release.



The Verdict: Turns out Ben is a well known producer and keyboardist in CCM circles (Caedmon's Call, Andrew Osenga, etc.) The sound is polished and grounded, well crafted piano pop. I actually listened to this most of the way home. In the right mood, I really like this kind of music. He has a good voice. The first track is one of those "sad people" songs (like Fountains of Wayne) so I'm liking this.



Rating:   12/15





Saucy Monky - Turbulence (2004)



This one was cheap and had bi-planes on the cover. I love bi-planes!



The Verdict: Girl driven pop-rock. Not terrible but didn't really grab me. Lots of tracks to choose from so maybe I just played the wrong ones. Seems a little precious.



Rating:   5/15 













Worthy download:   Ben Shive - A Name, A Name, A Name



Download is low quality, for sampling purposes only. If you like it, buy it herealt