Lowedges - Richard Hawley
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  • Summary: Named after a suburb of his native Sheffield, England, 'Lowedges' is the third solo release for the Pulp guitarist.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
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  1. Like Nick Drake, he's a master at crafting melodies so simple, so memorable, it makes your heart melt.
  2. 83
    Some of the songs get a bit sleepy, though, and at times it's like listening to a less insightful Leonard Cohen. [#5, p.92]
  3. What really makes Hawley stand out from just about every other contemporary solo artist is his modernization of the classic, silky pop sound and his adjustment of it to fit into today’s world.
  4. Hawley emerges as a fine manipulator of studio-driven baroque pop.
  5. Its kitsch-free excellence confirms Hawley as a balladeer of the very highest order. [Mar 2003, p.109]
  6. 70
    So low-key that you'd be more likely to slip on it than stumble over it. [#59, p.96]
  7. Most of the time 'Lowedges' is so laid-back in Hawley's well-bedded-in, Fifties crooner way, it almost buries itself.

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