Michael Cera, a curly haired twenty six, beloved actor has now branched out into the music world. He has released an eighteen track indie folk album on Bandcamp, and sent it out to the world for everyone to hear.
Its unique, you have to give him that. The album is called True That, and all the songs have a similar feel to them. A feel like it was recorded in one's bedroom, but was actually given plenty of thought. The indie folk genre isn't everyone's cup of tea, but if anyone has followed Michael Cera's work, they probably would have to agree that it works well for him. In fact, I'd expect nothing different from him, just due to some of the musical content that is in the movie Juno.
The first reaction to this album, in all honesty, is to say it is crap but you can tell that a lot of time and effort went into this. So, you have to give credit where credit is due. Not to mention, its also quite brave, no matter who you are to release an album totally of your own creation out into the world.
The problem is, I cannot figure out what sort of rating to give this album. Its totally fitting for Michael Cera, but at the same time, totally not my taste in the slightest. I think I shall give this album three stars, simply because he was brave enough to release it and he did it all on his own. There's something respectable about that.
If you'd like to check out this indie folk album, please go to Michael Cera's Bandcamp page.
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