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4.0 out of 5 stars plinky, 23 Dec 2010
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this has a superbly catchy first track (used as the theme music for "the unbelievable truth" radio 4 programme). Worth it for this alone but some other gooduns too, especially in the first half.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best debut albums, 18 Aug 2006
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There has been a surfeit of singer songwriters appearing on the scene in the last couple of years but Messrs Johnson, Morrison, Lamontagne and Blunt can't light a candle to this guy.

It's album I instantly loved packed with upbeat, memorable tunes and amazing harmonies. Everything on the record is performed by the man himself.

Jim will sadly probably remain a cult figure in the industry as his lyrics have too much humour in them. Humour does not equal sales in the UK given that Dido and James Blunts dreary offerings are the biggest sellers of the 21st century so far.

Every track is memorable but if forced the album closer The Only Way is the highlight. One of the most beautiful songs ever written. Play it to your girlfriend-but she'll probably think Blunt is better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy This and Love It...or Else, 29 May 2006
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When I rec'd a preview copy of this CD, I played it to a friend who told me Jim Noir sounds just like ELO and is nothing special. We now call my friend Jawless Jack.

This is a fantastic break from all the 'edgy' retro-punk bands that all try to sound like the New York Dolls. If you know what fresh air smells like, this is pretty close.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Playful pop at its best, 8 Aug 2006
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Its nice to see Jim Noir get some plaudits for this album, and it seems as though he is becoming a bit of a mainstream hit, whilst still maintaining a hefty slice of cred. This is so good to see, as he doesn't take himself at all seriously. Whimsy like this seems to be pretty thin on the ground these days, and although its easy to call him the next Badly Drawn Boy or some other such unpleasant tag, he's just a young lad writing neat little songs which don't sound like much else in the marketplace. I'm not usually one to buy "indie" albums like this, being tragically marooned in 60s land. I think Kevin Ayers might be a good reference point alongside the obvious Brian Wilson comparisons. Misty's Big Adventure are another band doing a similar sort of thing, and I like them too. What a lot of comparisons! All entirely futile of course!
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