Ya know, Woods can come up with some incredibly well wrought songs replete with interesting – if not always sensible – progressions. Well, progressions might be the wrong word. When there’s a guitar solo, whatever key the band moves to may or may not be a proper move. But it works for the most part.
Regardless of that, there’s something disconcerting about Woods. And the problem, if it can be considered as such, is that a huge percentage of its songs are in the same key. I’ve always been of the opinion that a singer’s vocal range seriously factors into how the band plays. And Woods has become proof of that. Of course, the songs, no matter how similar, are good. Maybe it’s the rock worlds version of Bukowski, who really only worked with a few topics (booze, women, writing and writers), but wrote literally thousands of poems.