The title of the record speaks volumes, especially after your first listen. It seems no longer that "the Cardinals" play the role as a backing band, but more so they've matured into a single, cohesive unit.
For the most part, Cardinology follows most closely with its immediate predecessor, Easy Tiger. Country-edged tunes like "Born into a Light", "Fix It" and "Evergreen" are easily transferable. "Magick", along with being one of the album's finest moments, is perhaps the records most surprising track as it's a welcomed recollection of Adams' punk rock attitude reminiscent of his Rock n Roll release.
Still at the heart of Cardinology we find Adams thoughtful and reflective in his songwriting. Adams ability to make personal struggles feel so universal through song is really what makes his music so engaging. And once again, on Cardinology, Adams nails it.
Written by Mike Vasilikos, Asst. Music Director