After the catchy Hell or Highwater first album from David Duchovny, I was looking forward to this new album. Of course, I was not anxiously waiting for it as well, let's be frank. I was just welcoming this new album, that's it.
The first time I really listened to it, I was coming back from work and listening to it on the train. While I was not particularly tired, this put me straight to sleep! Instantly. Snap!
Because the album is very, very slow. This is the perfect representation of easy listening. But my concern is that it is too easy.
"Easy: achieved without great effort; presenting few difficulties."
And by being so easy, the album is actually a bit pointless. I don't even care for the lyrics, as every single song is basically sung the exact same time, with the exact same low-key voice. There is not even a tiny second where Duchovny screams or tries something original. He just recites his lyrics, slowly, without much effort.
But still, the album is clearly not bad. The production value is very good. The music is great, the musicians are doing their stuff. It's just that there is no risk whatsoever and it makes this exercise a bit boring, I must say.
But if you don't want to think too much and simply sleep on the train or have a very calm day of working from home, this is what you need.
Not as good as Hell or Highwater. I give it 5 out of 10. Good. An easy rating for an easy album.