Moment To Lose

The Old No. 5's

Independent release, 2021

REVIEW BY: David Bowling


The Old No. 5’s always produces interesting music as their albums tend to meander through a variety of styles such as blues, psychedelia, rock and roll, and old-time country. The songs tend to merge and complement each other as they form a collective whole. Their third release my_heart_sings_the_harmony_web_ad_alt_250 Moment To Lose follows this format.

Like many artists, they were busy recording during the COVID-19 lockdown. The time was well spent as they have produced the best album of their career. The only issue is it is like a treasure hunt to track down a copy of the album.

The album begins with the very short “We’re Here.” It is a nostalgic instrumental pierce with a lead guitar part that will make you ache. It is a compact example of precise modern-day blues.

“New Light” proves once again that many times simple is best with only an acoustic guitar in support as Bradl Alexander’s gentle vocals floats over the sound.

The heart of the album are their rock and roll tracks. Led by “Same As You,” they rock through “Living Your Dream” and “What Does That Prove” before taking a trip back in time with the psychedelic song “Rock And Roll.” These are full band songs with three guitars, keyboards, plus a bass and percussion rhythm section to provide a fuller sound.

While their sound may be difficult to define, the music keeps your attention in a good way. Moment To Lose is a very good album of music that combines many of the elements of American music into a complete whole.

Rating: B

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