Thursday, 3 September 2009

Review - Stylusboy - Fingerprint EP

Stylusboy - Fingerprint EP

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7 out of 10

Stylusboy can best be described as melodic acoustic fare, but there is more to the music than that, in fact I just can't put my finger on it. What I will say is that the Fingerprint EP considering it was recorded in singer songwriter Stylusboy's living room is nothing short of amazing. The songs are chock full of thought provoking lyrics and intricate melodies.

Stand out songs for me are OPEN and Jigsaw, which are of a standard I'd expect to be hearing on the radio right now. I can't say enough about how good these songs sound, you'd think he'd spent weeks at a professional studio mixing these tracks. They also mage to not only sound like good studio tracks but also have a live quality that make them come alive from your speakers.

The only real let down is part of that live aspect and that is the scratchy acoustic guitar strings you can hear on Stopclock and Roses and Love Hearts, which detract from the songs. Other than this, Fingerprint is a joy to listen to.


2. Jigsaw
3. Stopclock
4. Back to the Start
5. Roses and Love Hearts
6. A Song for Noah

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