- Summary: This debut disc showcases the 50s and 60s pop stylings and three-part harmonies of the pair of brother-sister duos (Romeo & Michelle Stodart and Sean & Angela Gannon) that make up The Magic Numbers.
- Record Label: Capitol / Heavenly
- Genre(s): Indie, Pop
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I am tempted to describe The Magic Numbers as the new Coldplay because they have in spades what originally made Coldplay so wonderful; that is, a complete lack of affectation and waves of translucent, warm vulnerability, along with hushed vocal lines that sink into your brain like hot ball bearings.
[Anonymous]Aug 2, 2005An absolutely sublime sounding debut album. A trully mature first offering from a group I expect to hear more from in the future.
BuckRodgersJan 9, 2006All the bullshit about the Mama's and the Papas is ridiculous.
AliCJul 11, 2005An almost perfect record, let down only by a couple of suboptimal drones (The Mule and Which Way to Happy), and that deeply irritating habit of hiding the best track at the end (cf Snow Patrol Final Straw). Forever Lost and Love Me Lke You are the best pop songs since erm... ABBA ahem.… Expand
mattaOct 27, 2005Very pretty, inoffensive album. Doens't take alot of risks, but like other artists in this same vein like Ron Sexsmith, being innovative and eclectic really isn't the point. Stong debut.… Expand
lucafJul 27, 2005ah, when it comes to the magic numbers, the reviews bring new meaning to the word "overrating". Nice, they sound nice but their music is so "flat" i could sleep on it. Yes, harmonies but it's all deja écouté, already heard. But who are the magic numbers mum and dad? No i was really anxoius to hear such a stunning record and what do i have? nothing special, really… Expand
NickDJun 25, 2005The Emperor has no clothes, guys. This is one dimensional, bland, boring, guitar pop music that owes so much to the Mamas and the Papas we can consider the Magic Numbers to be beyond their overdraft limits. Hymn For Her is cheesy, overly saccharine, and deeply annoying. Lead single Forever Lost is just bland. Music for people who've given up on being entertained by music.… Expand
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