Indie or Alt. Country?
Todd Binder's Alameda succeeds on many levels
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Listening to Alameda, the latest album by former Elephant Minor front man Todd Binder, is a little like being stuck on a road trip with a bunch of friends with varying musical tastes while they duke it out over what song to listen to next. But the crazy thing about this schizophrenic album is that it actually really works, and that even if that album as a whole doesn't seem quite sure what it wants to be, its nevertheless full of gems that worm their ways into your ear and stay there for days. Take Sun Ray, the album's opening volley, which, for me, is the perfect song for rolling down your car windows in the summertime.