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Hales is the chief...,
This review is from: Still Life (Audio CD)
I bought this Aqualung album on the strength of the fantastic single 'Brighter than Sunshine' which, on initial hearing seems the stand-out track. Yet there's much to admire elsewhere. Matt Hales occupies a strange middle ground between The Beatles and Radiohead and, while he sometimes falls short of both, he's clearly a songwriter of talent and promise. Don't let the Radiohead reference put you off, there's a very evident pop sensibility at play on every track.
Like all the best heartbreak albums (see Beck's Sea Change, for example), it gets progressively sombre, but it's a likeable pop gem by any standards.