Welcome to the Walk Alone
Download links and information about Welcome to the Walk Alone by The Rumble Strips. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 31:26 minutes.
|Artist:||The Rumble Strips|
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|1.||Welcome to the Walk Alone||2:44|
|3.||Not the Only Person||2:20|
|7.||Sweet Heart Hooligan||1:53|
|8.||Running On Empty||2:27|
For their second album, Welcome to the Walk Alone, the Rumble Strips hired Mark Ronson to produce. While it may have been a good idea from a commercial sense due to Ronson's rep and track record, he exchanges the buoyant and rambunctious sound of the band's debut for something much slicker and reserved. And the songs singer Charlie Waller and the rest of the band wrote are more thoughtful and melancholic, less bursting at the seams with energy and life. There's nothing here as immediate as "Alarm Clock" or as bouncy as "Girls and Boys in Love," nothing that screams out hit single like those tracks did. The loosely arranged horns that lent such a sense of abandon to Girls and Weather are gone for the most part — when they do appear, it's in the middle of a tightly arranged and slickly produced setting. The vocals sound passionate, however, and Waller hasn't toned down his style at all: he still sounds like Kevin Rowland (of Dexys Midnight Runners) on a bender, only now, with the restrained backing, there is a disconnect between the vocals and music that didn't exist before. Still, once you get past the more toned-down and sophisticated approach, there are quite a few positive aspects to the album. A few of the songs have some of the punch of the early singles; "London" has a dramatic, driving feel and a very hooky chorus and "Running on Empty" charges and rumbles like an out-of-control lorry. Some of the ballads also work well, especially tracks like "Not the Only Person" and "Back Bone," when Waller exchanges his Rowland-esque rags for an Ian McCullough trench coat and the epic production fits.