Album Review: "Blu Way" By Granddaddy (7/10)

Dangerbird Records

Producer: Jason Lytle

It’s been seven years since the loss of Granddaddy bassist Kevin Garcia, but his proto-hipster compatriots have finally returned. This collection feels like a love story told in reverse, with every song a quirky contemplation on tenderness and regret. Considering Garcia’s untimely passing, perhaps a theme of sadness was inevitable. Yet who wants more reasons for weeping in a universe that’s aching for grins? Thankfully, the sorrow is laced with a lightly comic caress. – Andy Kaufmann