DENIZ TEK: Detroit: CD

Ex-Radio Birdman guitarist hits the deck running on his second solo album. “Pine Box” grinds some gears in the Stooges chassis, but from there Tek takes a U-turn. It’s still rock, but with more of a blues edge around the corners. “Can of Soup” and “Perfect World” are stand-outs, but playing Detroit while driving on a dusty highway in the desert would make a hell of a lot of sense. Solid musicianship by all the players here and well thought out songs make this record feel like a well of cold water that thirsty music lovers can come back to anytime.

 –koepenick (Career, careerrecords.com)