Such a good time!
By Manervic Peoria
This is the first Lucero album I've checked out. And I think this album is hella fun. I always go right through the whole thing, from Smoke to Mom. The replay value is HIGH! I don't get what the issue is with you guys and the horns! They sound great! The organs fits great with Ben's vocal style too. This is a total good times album. I've checked out several other of their top tracks on Grooveshark, but from what I have heard, this album is just funner than their other stuff! If you wanna bob your head to some catchy slammin' whiskey bar jingles, pick this up and enjoy some solid jammin' from Lucero.
This album in comparison with Lucero's other albums is a total disappointment. Nobody's Darlings, The Attic Tapes, Tennessee, That Much Further West...those are all amazing albums. I appreciate the band trying to be more creative than just guitars, bass and drums, but c'mon! What's up with the horn section!!?? I could do without the organ also, but when it comes down to it, why fix what isn't broken? Stick to the whiskey, women and heartbreak! Still love Lucero though (hence the 2 star rating instead of just a 1 star)
O.K., here it goes. If you don't like this band you just don't get it. To say that Ben Nichols is a horrible singer is just crazy! But I understand you just don't get it. His raspy rough voice is what makes this band so unique. The talent in the songwriting and music is amazing. I love everything about this band. All of their albums are great. Tenn. is my favorite but they are all great! After I saw them live I was hooked. By far my favorite band!!!! This is real music. BUY ALL OF THEIR ALBUMS!!!!!!!
Old Lucero good. New Lucero bad.
Old Lucero good. New Lucero bad. Ben Nichols' solo album 2009? Good.
If you love music and havent ever heard Lucero, stop now and buy every single album. lets face it music fans, there is nothing better than LUCERO! Lucero isnt just a band....they are THE band! The band everyone should love. 1372 is a bit different from their previous albums, but Ben just writes great songs...its the voice...anytime you can hear the "pain" and believe it, you know you have something good. Not only do they make great tunes...they are even better live...if you buy on a hunch that it might be good, go see them live. You wont be disappointed. Its so hard to label Lucero into any category when it comes to their style...when people ask me, I just usually say its the best band they have never heard of...its the easiest way to turn them into a diehard...great CD and I look forward to any and every recording!
Oh, those horns!
This is such a great album - the horns give it that "wall of sound" feel: Surprisingly, my favorites are not amongst the most popular in terms of "purchase power": again, it's those horns - this is one of those albums you have to crank up on the car stereo and really work at maintaining the speed limit. check out "What Are You Willing To Lose", "Halfway Wrong", "Smoke" (give it about 3 listens and it'll be on your rotation) and "Goodbye Again" for those nights you're reminiscing about the one that got away.
Is the singer for real
I have to agree with the last review. I only recently checked this band out after hearing much about them. The live act was pretty good and the music on this album is enjoyable, but the singers voice and delivery are unbearable. It is almost too difficult to believe that he is for real. It just kills the whole experience.
That being said, this is the only album I have heard from them, and I think the horns work real well.
Sweet, sweet Lucero
Lucero is a great band because once you start to like them, you find that they have song after song after song that you will enjoy. This album is just another example of a great band who doesn't make music to get rich and famous but makes music because they love it. The album is worth the purchase and I can't wait to see them in concert again playing a new batch of songs.
Lose the horn section
I saw Lucero live recently, before I had the chance to hear this album. I was un-pleasantly surprised by newly added horn section. It felt like Lucero was trying to be too big. They're missing that organic quality they used to have. I don't think this was a good progression.
By Erik Fleming
This is a great album. More upbeat than some of Lucero's past work.
Everyone claiming the album was ruined by the brass section is crazy, don't be swayed by their negitive opinions. This album is definatly worth picking up. The band has clearly progressed over the years, expirimenting with horns is an example of that. If you love Lucero--give 1372 a listen--it does not disappoint.