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CD Reviews: Review of Time for Good by Todd Martin
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Todd Martin: Time for Good (self-released 2005)

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Todd Martin has been part of the growing list of touring troubadours over the past few years, and with the release of his third full-length release, he is beginning to come of age as a musical artist. Time for Good was recorded with Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers as his backing band, and the result is a perfect backdrop for Martin’s breezy alt/rock vibe. He’s also got a voice that is instantly recognizable even if you’ve never heard him before, falling somewhere between Adam Duritz (Counting Crows), Barry Privett (Carbon Leaf) and Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies). Musically, there are flavors of all of the above, mixed together with the influences of contemporary singer/songwriters like Matt Nathanson and Howie Day.

“Save Myself” is a well-crafted opener, though it almost seems as if Martin is trying to rush to get to the next song. “Love Scene” paints some vivid images and has the ultra-catchy tag line “Oh can I get every/Love scene of the play?” This is a song that could and should wind up on a movie soundtrack. “Punchline” has a folk feel akin to Carbon Leaf or even a male Patty Griffin, and “Out To Sea” has that half-dark, emotive modern rock feel ala Toad the Wet Sprocket—and there is something about the guitar parts that will make your neck hairs stand up. Tracks like “Midas to Minus” and “Brand New” have infectious choruses, and other standouts are the rocking “Paper” and the anthemic “Rescue.”

Todd Martin is surely stuck in a crowded field, but there is no denying his talent – surrounding yourself with the likes of Kellogg will do that to a young artist. It’s also clear that Martin has taken elements of heartbreak, the road and memories—and tied them all together into neat melodic packages that get his messages across. When the labels get back around to signing artists with great voices and a keen sense of melody, along with the ambition to match, they’ll be knocking on Martin’s door.

~Mike Farley 





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