Bentall, Dustin & The Smokes
You Are An Island
Roots rock that has expanded into the world of jangly pop in the tradition of Tom Petty. Faced with the Tom Petty-ness that propels the You Are an Island's opening pop number, it's hard to continue looking at Bentall the way you used to. There's a depth that wasn't noticeable before--chameleon-like skills of the sort that Joseph Arthur hauls out to keep us guessing. The title track, "You Are An Island" is a sweetly melodic, rock-based tune more rightly belongs to Cookie Duster.