It is fair to say that Tune It Out is a rock album. It is also fair to say that it is like few rock albums you have heard before. It blends heavier traditions with more alternative styles, but even that description doesn’t really do justice to how unique it is.
Do you remember the first time you heard Radiohead? Or Pearl Jam? O Gin Blossoms? Well, somewhere between those three, you find the sound that Marsden creates, never whole committing to one side or the other, happy to ricochet off of their creative walls as he melds, merges and mixes the best of each to create something more than the sum of those parts and totally in step with where rock music is today. Or at least, where it would be if we had more artists like Marsden leading the musical and creative charge.