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This review is from: Mobile Home (Audio CD)
I have put off reviewing this album for some time now, simply because words do not do it justice. In a vast CD collection it takes pride of place and three years after its release I still have not tired of it, despite constant rotation!
Crispin Hunt is THE songwriter of a generation. His lyrics, although often bizarre ("Lying in the sun like a fat dog with you, is worth cancer"), are nothing short of genius. 'Mobile Home' encompasses a range of styles to keep it interesting, yet as an album, it flows like all great records should. The album recalls tall tales of love, drugs and well erm... celebrity dogs ("...like Lassie's final mile"!)
The achingly beautiful songs such as 'Gangsters', 'Misbeliever' and 'In the Snow' are enough to bring a lump to the throat of any grown man. These contrast starkly with the anthemic guitar driven 'Blue Skies' and the lounging 'Baby Blue' making for a truly excellent and criminally overlooked album. There is not a single bad song on this record and it is tragic that Crispin Hunt has disappeared from the music scene.
Come back Crispin, the world needs you!