Shawn Fogel | Millions Of Miles Away

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Millions Of Miles Away

by Shawn Fogel

Shawn Fogel combines alt-country, indie-pop and garage-rock with his energetic, clever and quirky songs.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Maybe Tonight
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2. Millions Of Miles Away
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3. Oh Yeah (How I Miss You
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4. I'd Be Lyin'
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5. Walk It Off (Part I)
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6. Walk It Off (Part II)
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7. Everyone's Got Me Down
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8. It's You, My Love
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9. Days Go By
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10. Maybe Tonight Reprise
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Album Notes
review written by Jason Holloway
appeared in Dissolver Magazine Issue #14

Shawn Fogel's third solo CD, Millions of Miles Away, really IS what you'd call a solo CD: he sings every line and plays every single instrument on the album—horns, drums, and banjo included. I suppose the best compliment to his abilities as a multi-instrumentalist is that I had no idea it was just him!

Indeed, Millions of Miles Away is a fun collection of well-played songs that exhibits plenty of variety throughout, the way an album should. The quick, mod intro "Maybe Tonight" and ensuing title track mix a nice sense of low-fi production into their catchy hooks— like a Britpop band playing in a garage. "Oh Yeah (How I Miss You)" belies at least some level of influence from Matthew Sweet, and "I'd Be Lyin'," a fun song with a Johnny Cash style strumbeat, is probably my favorite on the album.

Like a good album, though, MoMA ... doesn't fade toward the end. "Everyone's Got Me Down" has a nice, slowpolk country feel, with a welcome burst of horns in the chorus and a good bridge. I liked "Days Go By" right away as well, and Fogel's voice sounds its best here.

"Maybe Tonight Reprise" makes for a decent ending (I particularly like how he goes up an octave midway through), but it's again a little heavy-handed with the distortion effects. Taken altogether though, Millions of Miles Away is an enjoyable record, and its highlights are indicative of even better things to come from Shawn Fogel.


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