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on 21 October 2004
With the release of this collection of songs Damien Rice has put himself in the awkward position of having a set of recordings that at times surpasses the quality of his debut album. With lyrical content that deviates from the acceptability of radio broadcasting and the broader audience, the real strength of Rice's talent becomes apparent and the live recordings demonstrate to any one that has not witnessed a performance, that his ability translates well from the recording studio to large audience venues.
B-Sides is a well crafted recording culminating in the song that will have highlighted Rice's presence to many listeners - the radio edit of Cannonball. The real talent of this artist, like many of his peers, is that each song appears to be laden with deeper meaning. What sets this work apart is the enthusiasm and subtlety of the delivery. This album is a worthy addition to anyone who enjoyed listening to 'O' and wants to hear more from this talented individual.