Sunday, 23 October 2011

SONG OF THE WEEK #33: Pete Astor - "Dunce"

On his excellent new album Pete Astor sounds like a cross between a better-singing Leonard Cohen and a more cheerful Luke Haines - certainly not a bad thing. Songbox is a simple but great collection of eleven simple but great songs; and if it's songwriting you are after (like you should be), this one's a must.
The album being so even, it's hard to choose a favourite, but "Dunce" might well be the standout - with its bittersweet melody and charming, heartfelt singing.

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