When I first listened to A Grand Don't Come for Free I was to quick to want to compare it to Original Pirate Material. That's not fair to either him nor me. In truth A Grand is different a many different ways and you have to come to accept thait before you can judge it accurately.
The first thing to note (as many already have) is that it is a concept album. The concept being that each song is unto itself, but is also a chapter in a larger story. A story which, by the way, comes full circle by the end of the album and is what makes the whole thing so neat.
Secondly, he makes the album much more personal. While Original Pirate Material certainly contains elements relating to his… Read more