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Let's Start Again is the sixth solo studio album of original material from Bap Kennedy. Known for his work with the cult Belfast rockers Energy Orchard, Kennedy's solo work has always been that of a mixed bag of sounds and styles. The most surprising thing about this new album is that it was recorded entirely in Northern Ireland, when it sounds like it has come straight out of Nashville.
Weaving together classic bluesy Americana with good old-fashioned country music, Let's Start Again starts off lightly with the tracks 'Revelation Blues' and the gentle sounding title track 'Let's Start Again'. Although the majority of the songs on this album are rather contemplative and reflective, this never gets you down.
Let's Start Again does contains some feel-good moments, namely 'King Of Mexico' and 'If Things Don't Change'. The former is a south-of-the-border kind of song, but really just diversifies the sound and energy of the record. Other highlights include 'Song Of Her Desire' - a wistfully melodic country love song and 'Heart Trouble' which really kicks off and becomes a successful bluesy jukebox number.
It's a very well-rounded album that accomplishes a lot. Coming from Bap Kennedy, it's really quite a creative album compared to his last album, which was greatly influenced with a Celtic flavour. It symbolises how Kennedy's much loved singer-songwriter characteristics are still on top form. His vocals sound great and the production works well. This is an album that Bap Kennedy fans will be proud of.
Standout tracks: 'King Of Mexico' / 'Song Of Her Desire' / 'Heart Trouble'
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