Dr. Wippit releases an Anthonlogy of Sorts
DR. WIPPIT – An Anthology of Sorts (2012)
Musical Genera: Indie-Rock, Alternative Rock, Punk
Overall Rating: 4/5
“An Anthology of Sorts” is the latest release from Chicago artist Dr. Wippit released in 2012. I would describe Dr. Wippit as: darker, denser, more complex than most Alt-Rock bands out there right now with infectious charisma and sound, poppy hooks, harmonies and better than average playing.
“An Anthology of Sorts” is his latest release and it has much to commend it. Admittedly, there is a whole lot of variety to these arrangements and performances. First: The impressive Dr Wippit knows how to play guitar and delivers rock solid playing like a well oiled machine. This is testament to hundreds of hours of rehearsal time no doubt. Second: his voice hit the mark remarkably well within the context of this full loaded catalogue. Third: his sound and amazing songwriting touch is action packed. In fact one could classify Dr. Wippit as a four genera artist: Punk, Rock, Alternative Rock and Ambient Rap-Rock. All songs are a skillful combination of all the aforementioned genera’s. Music will remind you of The Gorillaz, John Frusciante, Common Rider, Less Than Jake and The Urge. Dr Wippit has the power and songwriting prowess to be extremely dangerous and it’s obvious to me he’s a creative genius. There’s also a unique quality to this catalogue that breaks the mold when compared to the overly predictable, forgetful rock that’s been filling the airwaves lately. What am I trying to say – well let m start by saying there is nothing predictable and forgetful about Dr. Wippit. Not every square inch is filled with musical ambience delivered under duress – but musical space this allows the music to breathe on its own with musical passion that cannot be faked. The sound quality has its issues but I can show you thousands of artists with perfect sound quality that can’t stack up to this guy. Equally as impressive is how marketable Dr. Wippit really is. Dr. Wippit (at least for me) has effectively found the voice for all frustrated Rock fans out there. It covers so much ground and despite this it manages to not spread itself to thin across to many lines – nicely done! This is harder to do than it sounds and can only be a by product of being ones self musically. I’ve always said if you can play it a party, then it’s marketable. The music is extremely marketable – with a raw sound that is passionate and entertaining musical personality very much like Dr. Wippit
I’m not a fan of the Gordon Lightfoot cover song “If You Could Read my Mind” on this CD.
Final Word: All 15 tracks will genuinely rock your world, shake the tree and lift your spirits unlike most music you hear on the radio these days.
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by Heather Savage edited by Cyrus Rhodes
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