Sunday, 26 October 2008

Review - Benji Hughes - A Love Extreme

Benji Hughes - A Love Extreme

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8 out of 10

Benji Hughes is set to release his debut album 'A Love Extreme' on the 17th November. The album comprises of two CDs, with 25 songs! The album covers a wide range of subjects and genres, but is set in pop rock folk. There's something distinctly electronic about the whole thing too. Standout songs for me include 'All you got to do is fall in love' and the quirky 'Neighbour down the hall'. There's a good mixture of up tempo songs and low-key songs on the album, my favourite being 'Girl in the tower'. Lyrically, Hughes has some impressive songs and also there's some really nice melodies mixed in to the whole thing, with good instrumentation that crosses the acoustic/ electro boundaries really well.

It's hard to sum the whole thing up, it's different, it's unique, and it's definitely worth a listen. It won't be for everyone, but it's a promising debut from a clearly talented artist.


Disc 1:
1. I am you, you are me, we are one
2. Tight tee shirt
3. You stood me up
4. Neighbor down the hall
5. Waiting for an invitation
6. Cornfields
7. Why do these parties always end the same way?
8. Where do old lovers go?
9. Do you think they would tell you?
10. All you've got to do is fall in love
11. Mmmmmmmm

Disc 2:
1. Even if
2. Girl in the tower
3. Vibe so hot
4. So well
5. The mummy
6. Love is a razor
7. I went with some friends to see the flaming lips
8. Coyotes
9. Ladies on parade
10. Jubalee
11. So much better
12. Love on a budget
13. Lyegue
14. Baby, it's your life!

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