Robin Adams' 'Be Gone' contains some worthwhile tracks, but ultimately lacks the depth of its forebears
- Brian Donaldson
- 13 April 2011
(Eye Dog Eye)
It’s a bold move for Be Gone to kick off with a protest song called ‘Investment Graveyard’ which is so reminiscent of Bruce Dylan (or is it mid-period Bob Springsteen?) to be almost parodic. Fortunately, Robin Adams swiftly gets into his own stride with stripped-down acoustic fare.
Unfortunately, other than the gorgeously melodic ‘Dead End’, the sparse arrangements leave the remaining songs exposed to a clear-cut analysis, and the verdict isn’t wholly positive. A meek and a mild collection which fails to reveal much in the way of hidden depths no matter how many hearings you give it.