Jeff Brisbin’s ‘Blame it on Love’…

So I know we said we’d review all submissions, and we do mean it, and we don’t mean to be mean…

But Jeff Brisbin’s Blame it on Love is decidedly NOT our cup of tea. It is well produced (in our opinion over produced), fairly well written pop music for adult contemporary listeners. And so the advertisements on Brisbin’s website say ‘corporate’, ‘private events’, ‘weddings’, etc. None of our writers are into any of those things.

Comfortable with the labels ‘corporate adult contemporary’ — not our bag, baby

While we can certainly appreciate all the time and effort that went into this record, we just can’t enjoy cliched, commercially produced pop music. While there are tracks we liked more than others, like the minor key/relatively somber New Year’s Day or ‘For a Song’ (because of the excellent slide guitar work), most of the songs are just cliched soft Boomer love songs or folksy/blues rock that honestly is just boring to our ears. We Blame it on Love. We just love different things Jeff! Different, things…

Nothing inherently wrong with any of it, it’s just… too inoffensive to entertain us. All the songwriting, themes, and notes hit remind us of 70s and 80s soft rock that bugs you in restaurants when you’re trying to eat and, like chat pleasantly with your in-laws.

Recommended for people that like James Taylor, Tracy Chapman, Bruce Hornsby. That ain’t any of us.

Always happy to hear original music from the Capital District though. Thanks for your submission Jeff Brisbin and good luck to you!