15 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

People and Things perpetuates that age-old “third time’s the charm” adage right from the get-go. The instantly likeable opening number, “My Racing Thoughts,” rings and chimes like a newly unearthed Bruce Springsteen hit from the early '80s, replete with period-correct keyboard tones and a triumphant refrain. Similarly, the piano-pounding “Release Me” follows, sounding like it was heavily influenced by Stories’ 1973 cover of Hot Chocolate’s “Brother Louie.” The inspired lyrics here give better insight into the inner strength that McMahon mustered while fighting for his life. “Amy, I” is a well-crafted song that pines for emotional warmth during a brutal East Coast winter. McMahon’s prowess as a piano balladeer is revealed in moving musings, like “Television” and “Hey Hey Hey (We’re All Gonna Die),” but his salient strengths surface when he’s tapping into New Jersey denim-flavored piano rock, best exemplified in songs like the impassioned “Amelia Jean,” the driving “Hostage,” and the closing “Casting Lines.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

People and Things perpetuates that age-old “third time’s the charm” adage right from the get-go. The instantly likeable opening number, “My Racing Thoughts,” rings and chimes like a newly unearthed Bruce Springsteen hit from the early '80s, replete with period-correct keyboard tones and a triumphant refrain. Similarly, the piano-pounding “Release Me” follows, sounding like it was heavily influenced by Stories’ 1973 cover of Hot Chocolate’s “Brother Louie.” The inspired lyrics here give better insight into the inner strength that McMahon mustered while fighting for his life. “Amy, I” is a well-crafted song that pines for emotional warmth during a brutal East Coast winter. McMahon’s prowess as a piano balladeer is revealed in moving musings, like “Television” and “Hey Hey Hey (We’re All Gonna Die),” but his salient strengths surface when he’s tapping into New Jersey denim-flavored piano rock, best exemplified in songs like the impassioned “Amelia Jean,” the driving “Hostage,” and the closing “Casting Lines.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.2K Ratings
1.2K Ratings
Rachellebelle5286 ,

Andrew is..

simply brilliant! I have been a fan for over 6 years now.. Saw him live and it was the best show I had ever been to! He is such an inspiration and his music has been there by my side through all the different stages of life. As I grow, his music grows and it seems to match what I'm going through. I love him and he's the best in my opinion. My FAV artist!!!!!

jsr418 ,

Another Masterpiece

This is album is simply amazing. While Everything in Transit will always be the standard to which Andrew's music will be measured, this one hits it. With excellent arrangements, lush and beautiful production,and more of a tight and solid sound, you can certainly tell that Andrew has matured since "Transit". If you don't like this album there must be something wrong with you. :)

yolomusic ,

Awesome!

Like this better than his last one. Big Austin fan here

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