Joe Adragna & Junior League – Eventually is Now
Like 2015’s Also Rans, the newest album from Joe Adragna’s The Junior League is guitar driven (mostly), 60’s influenced power pop. With a little help from Scott McCaughey of Minus 5, Eventually is Now is classic power pop albeit a little bit more subdued than previous albums.
Things start off with the melodically pleasing “Teenage Bigstar”, taking its sound from the bands referenced in the title. “The Wrong Kind of Blue” is equally engaging. McCaughey takes over lead vocals on the piano driven “You Didn’t Miss a Thing”. It’s always great to hear his voice. Currently recovering from a stroke, here’s hoping Scott is recovering nicely and we hear more from him soon.
The more up tempo “I Only Want to Begin Again” is pure pop goodness and picks the pace up nicely. The 12 string comes out on “Someday”, along with an infectious melody and enough jangly guitar to please even the most guitar happy listeners among us.