J Minus - Devil Music (Independently released CD, Pop)
Simply good music without unnecessary ingredients getting in the way of the songs. The promo sticker on this disc compared the band's music to The Wallflowers, Matt Nathanson, Matt Kearney, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Ra, and The Samples...which gives a good indication of where the guys in J Minus are coming from (we would add Ben Folds to the list as well). Devil Music seems like an odd title for an album in which the music sounds anything but satanic (?!). Folks searching for good solid pop with threads of cool soul will find a lot to love here. Instead of following trends and toying with the latest technological gadgets...these guys stick to the basics and just seem like they're in it to have a good time and entertain folks. Groovy tracks include "Congratulations, You Suck," "Who We Were," "Swing Low," "Into the Dark," and "Episode 2."