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Landon Pigg - LP Review

by Ashleigh Hill

LP : The First Try. This is why Landon Pigg is doing a good job. In some cases he's managed to transcend the listener-performer barrier so that said listener reacts to the song. For example, listen to "Last Stop" and try not wincing and/or gritting your teeth when Pigg offers up "a piece of trash I cleaned and polished just for you". Better yet, put yourself in the shoes of the girl behind "the last pointless kiss of [his] life".

Landon Pigg's freshman album, dutifully titled LP, gives listeners a little taste of what is hopefully to come. The high point of the album belongs to "Keep Looking Up", the sweet and sour lyrics (including the ever-popular, birds, clouds, and reaching-out-and-being-there promise) of the track surpass themselves with honesty and a catchy beat. The tune, followed immediately by, "Trickery", a pop-tastic wit of a cut that not only scores points for using the word "trickery" in a song, but also for firmly wedging itself into my brain for at least 24 hours, appropriately belts LP together. Other songs are admirable, "Magnetism", "Great Companion" and "Tin Man", for the use of their title words, if nothing else. LP cleans up nicely as a first try, but I'm willing to bet Landon Pigg has more ideas up his sleeve.

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