Monday, November 9, 2009

A Strange Arrangement

by Mayer Hawthorne

This is most definitely a unique project. Hawthorne's debut cd sounds more like 50s pop than anything else, but it rolls with a much more modern sensibility, even when it is trying to sound retro. The songs on here, dealing with relationships mostly, have a nice feel to them.

If this makes me think of anything in particular, it's Amy Winehouse. Partly for the way in which both artists were embraced by hipsters, but also for the way in which they try to update an older sound.

This is a fun album, and one worth owning.

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