Weather the Storm (Equity, 2006)
Reviewed by Dave Bagdade
On the whole, the songs are well-constructed, although the occasional cliché pops up from time to time (such as the "California - warn ya" rhyme on the otherwise effective "Isn't She"). Some songs, like "The Man I've Been Looking For," pack a serious emotional punch, and there are no real clunkers. Boyer has carefully crafted arrangements that stray from the standard verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-out formula so prevalent in Nashville, and the unpredictability keeps the album fresh and moving.
Production-wise, there's a lot going on here, but somehow the point of overproduction is never reached. Instruments weave in and out behind the harmonies, which are excellent throughout. Someone has paid a lot of attention to the little details, and as a result, the record always engages the listener's attention.
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