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Very listenable, but quirky and edgy, positive and with fine sentiments
on 18 August 2014
This an excellent CD of finely crafted and well executed songs. Although the style has obvious references to urban blues, rock n' roll, skiffle and even soul, there's something distinctive and quirky about the sound of the James Hunter Six. This is characterised by angular, edgy guitar riffs and occasional contributions from a "singing toothache" organ, often playing somewhat pleasantly distant to the key of the song. The vocals are also of a high standard, exhibiting an impressive vocal and dynamic range. The lyrics seem effortless but they are very thoughtful, and generally express fine sentiments. I recommend this CD wholeheartedly to anyone who likes strong, original, well-constructed and performed songs, with a decent spirit. I can also promise that, unlike so many others, the music on this CD is positive, happy and uplifting. Despite dealing with some difficult and painful subjects in some songs, the whole experience is light, brightening your day and leaving you feeling like life is worth living. Currently a favourite after a tiring day at work.