The highlight of Secretly Canadian's homage to lost musician Jason Molina is Bro. Stephen and Jim James' "Almost Was Good Enough." While Molina's version crested with his shivering lonesome vocals, this track raises your skin with a harmony which never seems to hit its appropriate place. With the refrain "Almost was good enough" played innocently before a smoldering guitar lick vibrates into electric static. It's one of my favorite Molina tracks and impressive to see how Bro. Stephen and James seem to reinvent Molina's loneliness through a pathos-rich rendition of a trademark track.
Track of the Day: Bro. Stephen & Jim James - "Almost Was Good Enough"
hank Monday, April 28, 2014