Ashton Allen – Wellspring (2008)

Artist: Ashton Allen
Title: Wellspring
Year Of Release: 2008
Label: Rock Salt
Genre: Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter
Quality: Flac (tracks)
Total Time: 39:59
Total Size: 260 Mb

01. Ashton Allen – Something in the Sound (3:28)
02. Ashton Allen – Purpose (3:29)
03. Ashton Allen – Promise (3:18)
04. Ashton Allen – Now That It’s Over (2:21)
05. Ashton Allen – Sad Faced Girl (3:12)
06. Ashton Allen – Silent Way (2:12)
07. Ashton Allen – Wellspring (3:28)
08. Ashton Allen – Dying in Slow Motion (2:22)
09. Ashton Allen – Small Gifts (3:17)
10. Ashton Allen – Rain (2:34)
11. Ashton Allen – The Patient (3:29)
12. Ashton Allen – Heart Transformer (3:35)
13. Ashton Allen – Greenville (3:09)

Wellspring features acoustic guitar tunes sung in a delicate/gentle manner, with some keen pop sensibilities, and of course, "sensitive guy" lyrics. Artists like this have become a dime a dozen in the early 21st century, and Ashton Allen certainly fits all of the requirements to become a standout in the aforementioned genre. On this 2008 release, you get a healthy helping of amiable tunes that would sound perfect playing gently in the background the next time you’re sipping a cup of coffee at Barnes & Noble…and wouldn’t you know it, Wellspring just happens to be issued as a "Barnes & Noble exclusive!" But maybe this is a tad too harsh, as Allen’s tunes are certainly worth a listen if you’re an admirer of modern-day "coffeehouse acoustic pop," especially ditties like "Something in the Sound," "Promise," and the title track. With Wellspring, Ashton Allen offers a smart set of relaxing, entirely inoffensive acoustic pop.

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