We can all agree that Doug Gillard‘s musical career is pretty enviable. He’s been a part of bands like Guided by Voices, Death of Samantha, and Nada Surf, earning a solid reputation for his impressive guitar skills in other bands, but not quite the same acclaim for his own work. As The Big Takeover explains in their recent review of Parade On, “Doug Gillard has never gotten the attention he deserves for his own career.” The Big Takeover thinks his 3rd solo record has the power to change this, however, as it is “his best to date.” Read the rest of the dazzling review here.
All Music is also a big fan of Gillard’s latest LP, saying, “Parade On is an eclectic, superbly crafted pop album that confirms Gillard is a gifted tunesmith as well as a talented guitarist, and he knows his stuff as a producer and arranger, too.” After describing the depth and variety of sounds in Parade On, All Music explains, “If you dig guitar-fueled rock & roll with an extra portion of pop hooks, then Parade On is just the record you’ve been waiting for.” Read the full review here. Give Parade On a big debut this week!