Everything/Everything - Simon Bookish
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  • Summary: British composer Leo Chadburn, who has worked with such artists as Patrick Wolf and Saint Etienne, releases a more pop-oriented album as Simon Bookish.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
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  1. Yet, at its simplest and most sedate, Bookish's new work is utterly beautiful.
  2. With the music provided by orchestrations from woodwinds, strings, brass, and much more besides, the feeling is one of playfulness, a resistance to and celebration of easily grasped pop forms and a sense that the world is there to be amused at and with.
  3. 80
    This is a rariety--bright, soulful and (yes) clever pop. [Mar 2009, p.114]
  4. Bookish doesn’t always distill Everything/Everything’s enormous amount of sonic ingredients just right, but when he does the results are magnificent. [Year End 2008]
  5. It's a decent disc that'll simultaneously satisfy your cravings for pop music and the avant-garde. [Dec 2008, p.153]
  6. 60
    While it frequently feels like a particularly inspired "Mighty Boosh" number, the absurd ambition, chutzpah and execution of it all is perfectly awesome. [Nov 2008, p.89]
  7. That’s not to say this isn’t promising as a progression from the last album, with signs of grand ambition and more directions to explore.

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