This album is amazing. The more I listen to it the more I like it. The songs speak to you.
March 01, 2011
The most hearty Gray fans would call on either Flesh, or A Century Ends as the best effort to date by Gray, and sure the new fans will vote for Babylon, but I believe Foundling is his best, by a nose over a New Day at Midnite!
The 1st track, Only The Wine, a nice upbeat little tune sets the table.
This Old Chair, The Fixitive, A New Day at Midnite, Holding On, We can Fall In Love Tonite and Old Father Time are instant classics in both a lyrical, and musical sense.
I hate to ever put a label on any one album, as all are just super, but we all make the decision daily, or at least us longtime fans, on what album to put on the ol' record player, or iPad in my case.
My vote is Foundling, great spin, any day or time.
See you all in San Diego!
January 20, 2011
4.5 out of 5
Foundling (Deluxe Edition)
This is David's ninth studio album, and what an album it is. Throughout the album we are taken back 15 years to the David we grew to love. Soulful ballads and warm acoustic sounds create a real personal insight into a passionate songwriter.
As always the lyrics are strong and relate to the sounds they mean. This is a prime example of how an artist has grown, but not forgotten where he came from musically. Highlights include Only the Wine, We Could Fall in Love Again Tonight, Davey Jones' Locker, A Million Years.
The purest album since White Ladder.
January 12, 2011
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This (seemingly) disparate collection of songs sounds like discarded pieces of lyric from "Draw the Line" brought together to complete the artist's creative process carried over from that album; it is a tribute to Gray's prolific writing skill that he should be able to produce such a haunting follow-up album to the more energetic "Draw the Line". "Foundling" is far from perfect, with many songs being overly depressing and wrapped in poetic befuddlement, but within the spray of words and lilting beat lie several absolute gems of musical creativity - the single, "A Moment Changes Everything", and "We Could Fall in Love Again Tonight" render all the aimlessness of the filler tracks completely forgiven, and the lyrical poetic brilliance of "Old Father Time" and "Gossamer Thread", as well as the musical elegance of "Morning Theme" make this 'also ran' album a real gem for any admirer of Gray's slightly off-beat, lyric-based style. If you're new to David Gray, I suggest you try a different, more accessible album to acquaint yourself; however, if you already know of and relate to his music, buy the album. You will never, not even for one moment, regret it.
December 12, 2010