Left Arm Tan’s ‘Lorene’

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LoreneWhen you import Left Arm Tan’s Lorrene into iTunes, the genre shows up as “mainstream rock.” That’s partly misleading, as much of this fourth album sounds rooted less in pure rock than in the sort of rock- and folk-influenced country territory mapped out in earlier decades by the likes of Poco and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Still, there’s no question that this qualifies as mainstream.

The good news is that the Texas-based group feature excellent vocalists and display a fine melodic sense, and their well-produced album is consistently enjoyable. However, it blazes no new trails and includes little to set it apart from the competition in an extremely crowded field. If Left Arm Tan is to stand out, they’re probably going to have to come up with a sound that’s as distinctive as their moniker.

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