Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Friends - Best of Friends

What we have here, beyond your standard optimistic English pop tunes, is the amalgamation of genuine sentimentality with gorgeous melodies, the perfect soundtrack to summer nights. William Jones is a man who indulges recreationally in the feeling of nostalgia and romantic idealism: reminiscing on summers past and yearning for distant friends who've come and gone; these are the subjects of many of the songs on this compilation. In writing this may sound overly sappy, however, the execution is done with a precision and maturity that comes off fluid and natural; there really isn't a drop of sap to be found. Structurally, many of these songs sound like some of the more recent efforts by Martin Phillipps and the Chills, namely Sunburnt, which is a great thing. Upbeat and sunny, with a tinge of deeper sentiment under the surface.

Rating: 8/10

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