Website: Adam Richman official site
The Inside Pulse:
Adam Richman is a versatile newcomer who honed his craft touring an often thankless college circuit. Busting his ass for “soon-to-be grade-school teachers,” Richman realized that what he was most interested in was something that he couldn’t get out of any textbook. He wanted to put out music that he wrote, recorded and performed.
After building a home studio in his parents’ basement in Pennsylvania, Richman has crafted a rich, dense album, one that will not sit down on the shelf and collect dust. No, Patience and Science snarls and reminds you just how much you enjoy it. Pick it up, listen, Radiohead and Bright Eyes won’t mind this sweet secret.
You love power-pop/rock.
This album never “phones it in from home,” as Richman is always mindful of the image each song conveys to the listener. “Mary-Anne” is a driving rock song for the girl who won’t go away and also that you can’t push away. Anyone who knows a chick like that will find themselves smiling, and singing along. Besides her daddy owns a four-star hotel. Mommy owns another.
“The Loneliness Song” – A crafty, pop song that rocks. Honestly, is it that hard to imagine?
“Broken Glass” – The song that all college girls should be screaming along with, especially when it asks “Are you out to bring me down?” You know that relationship, so why deny it.
The rhythm section tends to get lost in the mix, but since Richman crafted the whole album himself, you know that was his intention. Power-pop/rock is written for the lead guitar, anyway.
Jason Mraz and Howie Day and Gavin DeGraw fronting a revamped Starship, but only if Starship didn’t make “We Built This City,” or play synth-pop. Nevermind…
Reason to Buy:
If you like melodic pop-rock, this is the album for you. The infectious hooks and riffs will be stuck in your head for weeks, and you won’t be angry because that’s the only place that they are currently playing. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but this is an artist who deserves more, and is willing to work relentlessly to get it.