An “impromptu” track-by-track review of Nick Diamonds’ latest album-of-the-year contender by Matthew R. Perrine:
Islands releases just belong on the open road.
To be fair, I’m probably more than a little biased. My first “moment” with the genius of frontman Nick Diamonds was listening to the second
It was deep enough to keep me entertained on a roadtrip but exciting enough to keep me from dozing off and taking out a few mailboxes. That is, it was the perfect highway companion.
Since that unforgettable afternoon and evening, I’ve since discovered the rest of Diamonds’ acclaimed output: the
Here are my thoughts on the new one, whose tracks, regrettably, haven’t been “road tested” yet:
Funny, I say that now, but this will probably be the one that lands Islands those aforementioned legions of fans. Which they deserve.