Album of the Month – Nice, Nice, Very Nice – Dan ManganWritten by Derek Wilson on February 28th, 2010
This week I’d like to highlight an album that I’ve been listening to a lot lately. It’s the album “Nice, Nice, Very Nice” by Canadian artist Dan Mangan. I don’t think it’s really necessary to write a big comprehensive review of the album, I think enough people do that already. I will say this though; it’s good and you should listen to it. That should be enough for most people but if you’re still doubting me here’s a review from The Coast
Vancouver native Dan Mangan’s vocals on this LP will charm the pants off any summer road-tripper, via beautifully sung folk pop melodies, sometimes about coffee, sometimes about love. Mangan’s smart, soul-bearing album kicks off with “Road Regrets,” a song he wrote in 2007 while driving from El Paso to Austin, drinking gas-station coffee and regretting it all the way. Second track “Robots” is a sincerely sung silly tune that proves “robots need love too.” Mangan wrote the Nice, Nice, Very Nice tunes between 2005 and 2008, and it shows; this is a thoughtful release that will grow on you, listen after listen, all summer long.
There, see I’m not the only one who likes it. Should that not be enough to convince you I recommend you give the album a listen yourself and you can be the judge.