4 out of 5 stars
Release Date: April 29, 2008
Langhorne Slim is definitely not for everyone, but if you listen with an open mind and let this guy’s music in, good things will happen.
Langhorne Slim is the stage name for Sean Scolnick and the Brooklyn-via-Pennsylvania songwriter has made a very creative album that is somehow able to mix folk, country, blues and rock into a functional and very listenable album.
From all out rockers like “She’s Gone” to the sweet country-influenced, barroom ballad “Worries,” Langhorne Slim is an album that is truly a pleasure to listen to. You can hear Slim’s influences all over this album, however it is hard to place exactly what those influences are. I guess that is the sign of a good artist; being able to take one’s influences and somehow make them uniquely their own. Slim has a knack for that and in the process has made a great album.