It may be only 2 proper studio albums into their career, but it already feels pretty safe to identify the Garza brothers, aka Los Lonely Boys, as a musical national treasure. Their unique blend of blues, classic rock, pop melody, and Texican heritage is simultaneously unique and refreshingly familiar to any fan of American popular music. The album Sacred is yet another solid step in the band's growing reputation as one of America's top bands.
Los Lonely Boys' New Songs are Instantly Accessible
There is an instant accessiblity about the music of Los Lonely Boys that makes their sound appealing across a wide spectrum of music fans. Whether it's the celebratory rootsy rock of "My Way" that kicks off the album, the romantic balladry of "I Never Met a Woman," or the salute to the brothers' musical heritage on "Texican Style," there is plenty here to appeal to most any pop music fan.
The brothers Garza have the emotional bases covered as well. Sacred kicks off with a run of songs celebrating self-determination, independence, and the pure joy of being in love. However, as the album moves along, the darker side of life is explored as well in songs about loneliness, world problems, and various forms of pain sometimes experienced in life.
Top Tracks from Sacred
- My Way
- Texican Style
- One More Day
Tributes to Those Who Came Before
If you were a pop music fan as far back as the 1970's, the bluesy guitar-rock of "Orales" and "Roses" may bring back just a few memories of the heyday of Eric Clapton. In another corner of the pop music spectrum, long-term fans of country music outlaws will feel warm feelings toward the tribute to the "outlaws before me" on "Outlaws." The Latin background of the Garza's southern Texas home is acknowledged as well on multiple songs.
Appreciation Grows With Each Listen
This is an album for which your appreciation is likely to grow with each listen. While most of the songs are not particularly challenging musically, they are presented with such an air of respect and professionalism that it is impossible to reject this music. Out of all 13 tracks there is not a single one which should have been excluded. Purchase or download the entire album and enjoy any time solid, comforting, rootsy pop-rock is desired. Los Lonely Boys have soundly proven their first, self-titled album was no fluke.