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The Mangoes

The Mangoes

(The Mangoes)
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Grade:
C
Format: 
LP
Tracks: 
19

The Mangoes are a band comprised of Bret Bingham and Tim Morse. Bret has had his music featured on numerous shows, but this is his first musical release since 1996. As for Tim, he is a published author and had quite the following of his own. Their self-titled debut album is a mix of classic rock, progressive rock, and pop and it was released on September 23, 2014.
With 19 tracks on one CD, The Mangoes did a great job of showing their versatility and how well they are suited for most styles of music. The instrumentals were the core of this album and were very well done on most of the songs. However, the vocals felt a bit off on some of the songs and the lyrics were not as good as they could have been on some sections of the CD. There is an overall nostalgic feel to this album and will appeal to older audiences, but might have some issues finding a place in mainstream music markets. Overall, The Mangoes are still worth a listen and for those reasons, I am giving this CD a “C.”

Paul Arca
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