James Gorman

    I made a playlist! Interesting since this is off genre for LSR - they are a lot more country rock than this song indicates. I only ended up with one (what I'm thinking of) on genre reference (oddly both UK bands).


    But could do with some annotations:

    General Pop:
    Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes - air, stereo image, chorus -> verse transition 1:10, balance
    Zayn - Dusk Till Dawn - chorus balance 1:05
    Florence+Machine - Blinding - balance, backing vocals

    Alt pop:
    Bastille – Pompeii - genre balance (minus guitars), drum energy clean mix, stereo image
    Maximo Park - Once, A Glimse - genre balance (more guitars but older sound), great energy
    Hot Hot Heat - Bandages - energy/balance in the tamborine 1:10
    National - Bloodbuzz Ohio - verse balance, drum energy, great air (vox drums), too dark overall, low water mark for
    Dappled Cities - Vision Bell - crash at 3:31 great top end balance over a bright mix
    Jay Reatard - My Shadow - the intro shows great use of dramatic tension; too brash high water mark for top end energy