Thursday, 9 August 2007


1. High Score
2. Monsters Under The Bed
3. Vampire Casino
4. Bold Street
5. Child Lost In Tesco
6. Vela
7. Madeleine
8. Girl Whom My Eyes Shine For But My Shoes Run From

"Although less than half an hour long, The Early Learnings of Eugene McGuinness is brimful with ideas. Pianos, guitars, wurlitzers, frantic percussion and electronica all bid for attention alongside McGuinness’s instantly likeable, often multi-tracked voice, which soars euphorically and coos playfully with equal aplomb. Opening tracks “High Score” and (the single) “Monsters Under The Bed” show him at his best; fast-paced, joyously bubbling brooks of melody that combine a very English lyricism with clever, varied arrangements. The high quality control continues on “Bold Street”, a quirky, Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd-style gem that wryly describes a trip through a bleak modern town of ‘Burberry check, curb-side sex and police cars’. " BBC

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