Slightly Sorry is easily Six's most drastic departure to date, sounding perfect alongside early Jackson Browne or any other canyon-bred sensitivo (which is kinda odd, because the dude lives in New York). On "Bless These Blues" and "Sweet Music," both of which feature some wonderfully warm organ tones and intricate pick-work, Six turns confessional, while the spacious accompaniment invokes vistas rarely seen this side of the Mississippi. In all honesty, though, it's going to take more than just a few spins to decipher the kind of personal issues Six is crooning about here; like Browne, his vocals are understated to the point of blurring into pure sound. But at least he's got that musicianship down -- something which shouldn't be taken lightly. There are so many indie-folksters these days capable of turning a clever phrase, but unlike Six, most of these jokers are unskilled musicians and unimaginative arrangers.
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