Carbon Leaf
Nothing Rhymes With Woman

Release Date: May 19, 2009
Produced by: John Morand
Format: CD



Matt Rowe


The music of Carbon Leaf can best be described as a Country-Alt sound.  Their third album, Nothing Rhymes With Woman is a well-conditioned album that provides a strong thirteen tracks throughout.  These five guys from Virginia seem to get better with age, and this latest album underlines this. 

The first single off the album, “Miss Hollywood,” reminds of something that I would hear from a long forgotten name, Josh Joplin.  It has the same collected thoughts of a broken dream that Joplin used to lyrically engage in.  “What Have You Learned?” channels Joplin as well.  But a song like “Another Man's Woman” could easily be a single with its upbeat tune of misguided infatuation.

The songs get even better as you play through the album.  “Lake of Silver Bells” is a fantastic song, musically entrancing.  You'll love “Snowfall Music,” a U2-like tune that is the album's best track.  It's brooding lyrics is carried by a ghostly guitar lead reminiscent of Unforgettable Fire-period Edge (U2).

With this introspective look at life's harsh moments and all of its surprises, Nothing Rhymes With Woman provides good music for the enjoying.









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