Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
More You Becomes You
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
On Plush's debut album, Liam Hayes boldly embraces the abstract guise of a '60s singer-songwriter stuck in the late 1990s. Accompanied solely by his own piano playing, Hayes's vocal performances initially sound more like r... more »
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On Plush's debut album, Liam Hayes boldly embraces the abstract guise of a '60s singer-songwriter stuck in the late 1990s. Accompanied solely by his own piano playing, Hayes's vocal performances initially sound more like rough pop blueprints than a finished body of work. With repeated listenings, however, the man's innate gift for great melodies becomes apparent and his songs take on a vaguely familiar feel. While the influences of Burt Bacharach, the Beatles, and Badfinger are readily apparent, More You Becomes You is actually an extremely distinctive affair. In a vein similar to musicians like Harry Nilsson and Jimmy Webb, Hayes composes heavenly pop ballads and sings them with near-regal intensity. Romantic, delicate, and engaging, Hayes is an exceptional songwriter with an unusual vision. --Mitch Myers
PERFECT SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard Plush on a CD sampler that came with MOJO Magazine. It was so beatiful that I bought the full CD. I was sure that no radio station would ever play it and this guy would never get the recognition he deserves. But then the coolest of cool actors, John Cusack, put him in the movie High Fidelity. He's playing piano and singing "Soaring and Boring" (I think) in a bar that Cusack's character is in. That's the long way around saying, I love this CD and I highly recommend it."
Depression starts here
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This sounds like the more desolate moments on the third Big Star album, which is a beautiful thing. Imagine Mr. Chilton sitting at the piano at 2 a.m., half-stoned or whatever, unaware that the tape is rolling. He plays a few tunes, many of them just song fragments, but he plays 'em straight from the heart. If that sounds good to you, then you need this CD. The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars is the price, which is a bit high for a 28 minute recording."