“Toronto’s Joel Plaskett crafted a massive exploration of song this year. Triple album with a triple theme. While there’s a lot of tinkering, I came to find very little ‘extra’ on this voluminous, ambitious project. Much of that can be credited to the talented Plaskett’s able co-conspirators. Together they have crafted unique, fun approaches to all this new material. Most songs leap from the sketch pad to fully actualized sit-in pieces – Others are howling rock ballads singed by country heat. An easy pick for Best of 2009,” – Ryan.
February 2, 2010