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This guy deserves to be huge
on 9 May 2004
Well, about 18 months ago, me and a couple of mates caught Simple Kid live purely by accident. At that point we'd not heard of him and were there to see a local band that were supporting. What an accident it was! We were all blown away by the sheer quality of SK and his band (incidently I've seen him live since without the backing band, and the backing band definately add to the experience).
Anyway, as soon as I discovered he had released this album a made sure I got a copy straight away. I was a little apprehensive that it wouldn't live up to the stunning live show. But my word it did. On first listen some tracks jump out at you immediately, such as "Staring at the Sun" with its catchy guitar line and sing-along chorus, and also "Average Man" which has a Dylan-esque sound, but given the modern smample-happy treatment. But on further listens you start to really get into other tracks such as the attack on working-life drudgery that is "The Commuter", "Kid's Don't Care" with its so-laid-back-its-almost-horizontal chorus and also the swirling, atmospheric "Love's enigma". In fact every track is a gem and you'll find yourself listening to it over and over again - I bought the album in October 2003 and have listened to it regularly since. Its got everything - songs you can sing along to, songs to tap your feet along to, as well as some great tunes to chill-out to. All-in-all its the best album I've bought in a long time, and a highly recommended live act too. BUY THIS ALBUM, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!