Submitted by Lando Cakes on 19 May 2013 - 1:34pm
What's it called?:
What does it sound like?:
I've been playing this album for a couple of months now and it passes a crucial test: I find its tunes, hooks and snatches of lyrics popping into my head throughout the day. If you like jangly, tuneful pop then step right on up. It begins with a single chord, Hard Day's Night style, then a clatter of drums (really, does that *ever* go wrong as an intro) and into Dilemna. From then until the closing Love's Been Good to Me, this record does not put a foot wrong. Instrumentally, aside from the aforementioned guitar there are some lovely organ and the odd bit of strings/trumpet etc. Right up in the mix though is The Voice. Still a thing of idiosyncratic beauty, there are no obvious signs of his stroke. There are hints aplenty in the lyrics though: "I got art to ease the pain", "What the heck, I'm living now", "That awkward sense of being me". Many more. This is the sound of a man transcending the limitations of his body by making a glorious noise.
What does it all *mean*?:
It's a great pop album: it moves the body. It also moves the heart and the head. There not many people who can tick all of those boxes at once.
Goes well with …:
Shuffling about my wooden floor in my socks. Not an image you wanted but there it is.
Might suit people who like …:
Tuneful music with a bit of depth.