Featured Album 2015: Frankie Lee – American Dreamer

We’ve released 7 albums this year, so each day this week we’ll be featuring one of those albums and marking down their prices in the Loose Shop, for just this week. Today it’s Frankie Lee’s American Dreamer.


THIS YEAR: Frankie Lee’s debut album was released throughout Europe in September and greeted with much excitement (check out those quotes below), bringing Frankie across the pond to Europe for the first time.

NEXT YEAR: Details of the long-awaited and much anticipated US release of Frankie’s debut are due to be revealed soon, with more European shows on the way…

 

THE 50 BEST SONGS OF 2015 – Where Do We Belong
THE LINE OF BEST FIT 

 TOP 50 RECORDS OF 2015 – #26
CLASSIC ROCK Germany

the debut album of the year
★★★★
ROLLING STONE France

the hot tarmac romance of a roots rocking War On Drugs
★★★★
MOJO

beautifully burnished Americana
a traditional-sounding debut, but wild and radical at heart, and should take him a long way
★★★★
THE GUARDIAN

a rich and understated debut
★★★★
UNCUT

★★★★
Q

★★★★
CLASSIC ROCK Germany

one of the most intriguing new songwriting talents to emerge this year.
THE LINE OF BEST FIT

 ★★★★
SONIC MAGAZINE Sweden

heart-achingly good melodies
★★★★★
GIGSOUP

★★★★
THE BIG ISSUE

an album of classicist Americana imbued with grain, wisdom and a quietly questioning authority
THE INDEPENDENT

the start of what promises to be a very exciting and significant new arrival on the Americana scene
FOLK RADIO

★★★★
RENOWNED FOR SOUND

think Sturgill Simpson, Corb Lund and aforementioned [Bap] Kennedy, a musical rebel who likes to feel the wind in his hair.
★★★★
AMERICANA UK

A single spin of American Dreamer underscores just how much promise Lee has as a musician -consistently excellent
★★★★
PITTSBURGH IN TUNE

an exhilarating first album
★★★★
ROCKAWA

like Mazzy Star had discovered the Heartbreakers
★★★★
SOUTHERN DAILY ECHO

Frankie Lee reveals a debt to both Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, especially in a vocal delivery which sits somewhere between the laconic (Bob) and the plaintive (Bruce). Musically, though, it’s the latter who provides the more obvious template, with perhaps a little of Kurt Vile’s grungy Americana thrown in.
HERALD SCOTLAND

Where Do We Belong, the debut single from Mississippi-born nomad Frankie Lee, has something special about it; what was once known as an X factor before Cowell and co. irreparably ruined the term.
GET IN TO THIS

a fine debut from someone who promises to be a major new Americana voice
R2 MAGAZINE

The best debut album of the year
DUST OF DAYLIGHT, Norway

excellent debut
★★★★
PETERBOROUGH TELEGRAPH