Amazing, diverse, extremely catchy, melodic and often complex album. I'm already singing along to his songs. For $9.99 it's worth every cent; this album is bursting with rich musical goodness. Casey Abrams is the kind of album where each listen brings something new to be admired, in other words it never gets old, which is another way of saying, it's addictive!
Stand out songs on first listen, for me personally, are Blame it on Me (a real toe tapper), Wore Out My Soul (a song free to interpretation. I like it as a song about shoes :) ), A Boy Can Dream (plays out like a movie, it's devastatingly beautiful), Ghosts (super catchy and amazing harmonies) and Dry Spell (just straight up groovy, jammin, crazy amazing shit). But really, every song on Casey Abrams has its own lane and when it comes down to it, good music is good music. So even though many fans expected, and wanted, a jazzier deal I can't complain against good music. And let's not forget it's his first album release under a label and he's a young gun at 21 with some serious musical skills that extend beyond the boundaries of many musical genres. I look forward to see how he develops musically. (And I know I wrote music/musically like a hundred times in that paragraph but I'm not trying too hard to sound all critical and smart cause music's all about emotion and enjoyment after all)
All in all, Casey Abrams is simply a breathe of fresh air and will most definitely put a smile on your face :)