I’m sure you’ll find some of these songs play in your finer salons and clothing stores.
These guys are obviously talented, too talented to be writing music that is too often bland and un-involving.
Moving Pictures is yet another in a long line of pop groups who make music so sweet and catchy that it’s almost sickening.
It sure sounds dreamy and catchy, but its style definitely reigns over its substance.
Rich’s music is often dark and forboding, but it also sounds completely natural and familiar.
Tension and apprehension lie throughout this entire record, mixed with breakneck beats and rhythms. And it works beautifully.
Simply put, this album reaffirms all that’s good and golden with pop music.
From start to finish, the Boo Radleys explore the whole of pop, ranging from short, punchy numbers full of hooks to long ballads.
I’ll take Sylvian’s excesses any day over, because I know there’s a sensitive mind at work here.
You can create beautiful songs that tread on the edge of human perception, but still inject warmth and emotion into them.
After the initial wonder with all of the songs, there are definitely songs that begin to take a backseat to others.
Jurado’s lyrics manage to describe tales that seem epic, struggles that seem like something truly overcome.
An album guaranteed to make you think twice about the piano.
The Space Between Us primarily shows off Armstrong’s skill at creating some powerful and evocative string arrangements.
Eric Matthews has achieved an interesting, mysterious pop sound that oozes suaveness and sophistication.
Matthews seems to love to play with words as much as as he loves to play with orchestration and arrangements.
‘Post to Wire’ sounds like something you’d expect from a label like 4AD rather than what was once the home of grunge.
Moves from successful orchestral trip-hop to harrowing-yet-monotonous techno.
Bryars does an excellent job with this album, writing pieces that strengthen and bolster the tramp’s voice without overpowering it.
Tindersticks consolidate upon the wry intimacy and skewed pop sensibilities that has seen them regularly top critics’ polls.