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Brent Palmer
Stabilize (self-released)

By: Alex Steininger

A five-song EP from troubadour Brent Palmer, Stabilize showcases the folk-pop tendencies of Palmer, who writes songs in the traditional folk vein, before adding an element of pop. Then he furthers the songs with a vibrant array of Americana textures, as well as a rhythmic, groove-oriented percussion beat that helps set the songs apart from your average man-and-guitar fare. Still, his lyrics are nothing original or out of the ordinary, thus they fail to grab your attention. However, Palmer plays just fine in the background, blending and melding into whatever you're doing. And at that he's good. I'll give this a C-.
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