I received a mySpace request from Marc Pilley a few weeks ago and decided to check him out. After listening to a few tracks I came to Amazon and bought this, his most recent album. All lyrics and music are written by Pilley.
There's no doubt he's a very talented man. This album is the epitome of easy listening. The lyrics can be simple, yet intelligent at times and the same goes for the music. Hobotalk haven't really done anything new with this album, but there's little to fault them on either as the songs they've created are very good. At times I felt like I was reminded of Badly Drawn Boy, but a better, more consistent version with the album having a nice easy flow to it. If you could judge an album by it's album cover then this would be a perfect example. The scenario that's depicted on the cover is one of travelling on a train with the sun setting on a warm day somewhere in America, with you relaxed on board; and relaxed is what you feel listening to this.
Highlights from the album have to be Little Light, Half Your Life Away, Who Are You Now & On The Edge Of Nowhere.