Ruby – Ruby (2013)
The way that I find albums to review for the blog is to check out last.fm and Spotify’s recomendations; along with the new release lists of various websites: pitchfork, BBC, Guardian, Allmusic, etc. etc. etc. and I just add them to a list in Spotify and then work my way through it, listening to the album for the first time on the day of review. This has the result of me often not knowing anything about the album I am listening to, genre, background on the artist, etc. In most instances, this results in many pleasant surprises as I approach music fresh and unencumbered with preconceptions. Sometimes the surprises are not as pleasant…
Ruby are an American band and, to be honest, that’s as much time as I am going to spend researching them. I don’t know how this got into the list of albums to review because this is tepid, soulless MOR, with production values worse than those of a local bar covers band, singing heartless vapid love songs; even the singer sounds bored on most of these tracks.
I wouldn’t bother if I were you.
Spotify link: Ruby – Ruby