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“4 stars (out of 5)... Things Change can be a dark and brooding ride. But White never gives in to despair, and the album is better for it... In the end, White seems to be taking the album’s title to heart. Sometimes, things change for the worse. Sometimes, for the better.”
“4 Stars (out of 5)... there’s enough joy, pain and hope in Music From the Heart that will appeal to music listeners who need to connect with the emotional aspects of songwriting. No problem with that, with the added bonus that together with producer Andy Anderson, White has constructed a soundscape that is sensitive to the message (and moral) of Things Change, “life may knock you down, but it’s in the getting up again that defines whether we succeed or fail”.”
“The music on this disc is a blend of singer – songwriter, modern rock, and I hear a little bit of country influence way in the background (of course whenever I hear a bunch of sad lyrics and acoustic guitar I always think of country music). This is a good first effort by Joe, the songs are catchy and heartfelt, the recording is very clean (although I’d like a bit less polish, hearing Joe in a more raw production treatment), and the tracking has a decent flow about it.”
"Things Change" is on the whole quite a commendable debut effort from Joseph Allen White, especially for how quickly everything seemed to come together. The production on the album happily isn't over-polished and allows White's distinct vocals to shine through with passion and confidence... ...his lyrics come from real experiences and aren't vague, fictional and recycled nonsense like most of what is present in today's hit music.
“Now I'm stepping back from the heavier stuff and playing a pretty nice folk and country type album. This guys has got an indy album out but I feel that he is worth a review anyway. He creates these beautiful and catchy riffs that make this album sound really good. This album has a really great... (read more)”