- Summary: This full-length debut for the Irish singer/songwriter has moved beyond his home country (where it was a massive hit) to attract critical praise and strong sales worldwide. Mostly self-produced and recorded, the disc also comes in specially-designed packaging including text, artwork and photographs.
- Record Label: Vector
- Genre(s): Rock, Folk, Singer-Songwriter
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The big, inescapable problem with O is that, aside from being derivative, Rice's songwriting is also unbearably repetitive-- he stubbornly relies upon time-tested singer/songwriter formulas (quiet acoustic strumming and sober, wavering vocals), and repeats them almost exactly the same way, every time.
SpamletFeb 14, 2004The best singer/songwriter debut of at least the last 10 years. Solo album of the year. I'm now completelyobsessed and luckily he's got about 30 more brilliant non album tracks out there.… Expand
GabrielWJan 26, 2004Absolutely hilarious
Nov 22, 2011Spectacular debut from the Irish troubadour. Tracks 1-6 are beautifully delicate love songs that are just the soundtrack to falling/being blindly in love. Things turn bitter and dark on Cheers Darling which is one of the highlights for me. I Remember is a good snapshot of what this album is all about - soft, gentle and adoring on one side, angry, bitter and jilted on the other. Lisa Hannigan's vocals compliment Rice fantastically throughout and their harmonies and arrangements are the soul of the record. Eskimo brings things to an operatic end - absolute genius. If you take that to be the end of the album then it's perfect. I'm not sure how much value the hidden tracks Prague and Silent Night add to the record. Prague gives a taste of what was to come on his follow up 9 and Silent Night is just a showcase of Hanigans solo vocals.… Expand
michaleqMay 10, 2004haven't heard something THAT good for a long long time... and the b-sides... check them out too!!
JoeSNov 15, 2005An amazing album, beautiful and poetic!!!
JennaHFeb 25, 2007This album is deep. Listening to the lyrics and the Damien's voice really bring everything together.
JamesCJul 31, 2004An admirable effort, but this album is clearly geared towards middle aged, liberal, corduroy wearing Drama teachers. I'd be amazed if their's any longevity with Rice's initial offering.… Collapse
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