Let it Go: Reviews
“Thanks to Michael Dinallo's dynamic production and gorgeous, exciting work from, among others, guitarists
Kevin Barry and Steve Sadler, the sound [of Let it Go] is shot through with rugged clarity.
But it's the songs themselves that really lift this project...
Moock has become simply one of the top songwriters in the region.” (Top 10 for 2004) (Read full article)
- The Boston Herald
“[Let it Go] slyly delivers thoughtful lyrics over thick swamp-blues and honky-tonk grooves.
The result is one of the best roots music records to come out of New England in recent memory.” (Read full article)
- Worcester Magazine
“With three well-received albums under his belt, this one could have been subtitled 'Break Out.' Moock fairly lets rip surrounded by a
bunch of musicians who rock in that old-style way that's nice and loose but still thoroughly together enough to produce the perfect feel...
Prepare to be grinning — and purring — like a Cheshire cat.” (Four and a Half Stars)
- Maverick Country Music Magazine (UK)
“With a graveled voice and sharp songwriting skills, this Massachusetts based roots artist has put together
a striking set of country rockers laced with some wistful ballads and a couple of well broken in covers... This
music would fit in with the outlaw country movement in L.A. (think Sin City Social Club) or the outskirts of
Nashville. New England's gain, if you ask me.” (Four Stars)
- Freight Train Boogie
“Whether he's rocking to the bad-boy country blues of the title track or crooning a sweet melody like the
one on When the Moon Comes Out, Alastair Moock's comfy folk wisdom goes down like a good glass of lemonade — a little
tart, a little sweet, and completely refreshing. He sings with the heart and gravel of a much older man and his songs
are philosophical and seasoned, without a trace of bitterness or self-indulgence.”
- Acoustic Guitar
“The latest CD from raspy-voiced roots-rocker Alastair Moock is another collection of insightful, mostly uptempo
songs that often suggest the road-hoaned wisdom and good-natured humor of Woody Guthrie and the grit of Steve Earle.
Whether hitting the highway with no apologies in My famous Leaving Song or nervously hoping for a chance at
romance in Red Ribbon Waltz, the Boston-based Moock is a likeable-sounding
storyteller who's obviously done his musical homework.”
- Dirty Linen
“A unique raspy voice singing folk-rock backed by a killer band. Moock's music leans toward various roots and
country genres. Originally released in 2004, it's too good to have been missed once, let alone twice!”
- Music Matters Review
“Put this disc in. Turn up the volume, dim the lights and prepare to be blown away. This is Americana
as it should be, combining intelligent lyrics, a driving beat and marvelous music.”
- Rambles Magazine (Ireland)
“Alastair Moock has become one of the most important figures in the Boston roots music scene —
and this new CD solidifies his position as a major player.”
- Matt Smith, Club Passim Talent Buyer