Album Reviews

At The Foot Of My Rival
The New Amsterdams – At The Foot Of My Rival
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 00:00
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Album number six (!) for the New Amsterdams opens almost as unnoticed as the actual release of the album with the very lo-fi “Revenge” which has just Matthew Pryor strumming his guitar while singing. It’s something that you’ll come across a couple more times while listening to the 16 songs on “At The Foot Of My Rival”. But The New Amsterdams wouldn’t be The New Amsterdams if it wasn’t for songs like “Wait” where Pryor sounds as good as he ever sounded. The result is something that the Finn brothers could’ve written while in Crowded House. Unfortunately not all of the songs on here are as good as this one or as “Fountain of Youth” but overall “At The Foot Of My Rival” is yet another solid release by a great songwriter.