J. Luke Cochran Hits the Wrong Note Well

'People Like You, People Like Me' is jammy college hippie folk rock

J. Luke Cochran, People Like You, People Like Me

J. Luke Cochran, People Like You, People Like Me

J. Luke Cochran, People Like You, People Like Me

J. Luke Cochran, People Like You, People Like Me

J. Luke Cochran’s new CD is well produced, professionally performed, and a perfectly fine example of what it is. Unfortunately, what it is is jammy college hippie folk rock reeking of patchouli and kind bud: organ fills, synth horns, extended guitar solos, and staccato rhythms and wah guitar signifying, if not exactly demonstrating, funk. There’s a capable songwriter underneath the frat party excess—the Beatles-esque harmonies of “Won’t Be Lonely” and the epic coda to “Open Your Eyes” show that—but Cochran will need to shed his happy hour patio persona to take full advantage.

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