“Holy Ghost” was the first professionally produced and recorded project for the MoBo boys. Throughout the album you can really tell that the production value has been stepped up. The vocals sound warmer and the drums are gigantic. This album is a great vinyl experience because each side of the album was written differently. Jake wrote the “A” (or J side) and Brendan wrote the “B” side. It is incredibly cool to see the difference in writing style and it brings out something special to the concept behind the album. Modern Baseball use their sound and voices to nicely catch us up on what has been going on in their lives since we last spoke. The songs are short, and while some people may want longer, I found that it really worked. There is something to be said about the short format song that brings a sweetness in the brevity. Unfortunately, the musical content, which had the opportunity to progress with all of the production behind it, ultimately stagnated on this project. It almost felt that Modern Baseball played it safe with their tracks.
Bottom Line: No one can ever look at a Modern Baseball album and feel that the band could have given more. They have bared all on every work they put out. While this album does not add anything new musically beyond production, it is a great starting point for those trying to get into the band or the genre.
By: Dan D'Ademo