2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Ed's songwriting has matured significantly since Here Be Monsters. Strangers is a great album with numerous highlights - in fact there's only one song here, Loneliness, which I feel could have been dropped and wouldn't have mattered to the album as a whole. As the album progresses, each song develops nicely in a seperate direction from the last; lyrically, musically and emotionally. Highlights are The Storm Is Coming, This One's For You, Let Love Not Weigh Me Down and Kids (in short, most of the album).
Given his age, Ed's talent for catchy hooks, beautiful melodies and affecting lyrics is immense. This music has a quiet dignity - you'll find no pretension here.
Definitely… Read more
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I bought this album having heard the track Tiny Crescent Sun on the Classic FM TV channel, and downloaded The Nothing Room from the Little Death Orchestra site.
I've been mildly disappointed by the album as a whole. There are moments of real beauty - Little Death Orchestra, Tiny Crescent Sun, Shudder - but the remainder of the album feels too chirpy for my taste. It doesn't really hold a mood throughout, which is a shame, because on the strength of the quality of the above tracks, there's obviously great talent here. The problem is with one track setting up great atmosphere, then the next track destroying it with a shallow, meddling sound.
Probably worth buying on the strength… Read more