"Wisely's new album presents the best possible face of rock/pop music today: smart, beautifully melodic, and rhythmically diverse. He builds on his years of honing the fine art of songwriting and shows great confidence with his voice. I love it, … see full wiki
It's rare to find albums these days that resonate with a sound that I can only describe as pure and honest. The songs on this album don't try to dress themselves up or be something they're not. They simply flow with a mellow and consistent aura that in many ways bears the writer's soul. Now, I don't mean to get all philosophical on you, but I guess what I mean is that some songs and albums have "heart" and some just don't. This album has heart. Wisely has been compared to Paul McCartney, and I understand why. Another artist that comes to mind while I was listening was James Taylor. I think the songs that really work are the ones that had really nice acoustic guitar compositions... songs 3, 8, 11, and 12 come to mind. By far, my favorite song on the album was "Ella", number 8 on the CD. The best way I can describe this song is if "The early Beatles" did a "Spaghetti Western" soundtrack... with a modern twist, that's probably what it would sound like. It also has the simple, catchy, and heartfelt lyrics that really make it an amazing gem of a song. Yes, that's the "pure goodness" that I was referring to and it surely makes this CD worth listening to.