November 2, 2000

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Bruce Hornsby’s Here Comes the Noise Makers leaves one wondering where the noise actually is. Although I am not an avid fan of this artist, I think that most people would agree that this live double cd is somewhat monotonous, slow, and dull.

While this album is a greatest hits compilation of his recent live performances, Hornsby also performs various songs written by his contemporaries, including Bob Dylan, Don Henley, and members of the Grateful Dead.

This album is a good example of soft rock. Infused with some elements of jazz, it does have a calm and relaxed sound. Ultimately, though, in the way of actual “noise-making,” it definitely lacks a lot of volume.

Archived article by Barbara Seigel