Review : Joseph Arthur - Nuclear Daydream
MusicomhWith the sheer number of earnest singer/songwriters who have been thrown at us in recent years it would be easy to dismiss the whole genre as suffering from overkill. But to do that would be to miss out on some real talent out there. Joseph Arthur for example. He's been around for some time now, but never really broken through in this country, although if you watch any American trash telly you'd probably recognise older tracks In The Sun or Honey And The Moon....full text
TimesonlineJoseph Arthur writes too many songs. He knows it, but thereís nothing he can do about it. In the past, this has resulted in sprawling albums, that Ė despite their moments of brilliance Ė could end up losing their way a bit. What Arthur has done this time round is release two albums at the same time. In the interests of simplicity, weíre going to ignore Letís Just Be, a loose, rocking album, made with his band, the Lonely Astronauts, which is fun, but lacks the magic of Arthurís best work. Nuclear Daydream, however, has that magic....full text
IndielondonJOSEPH Arthur is often hailed as one of the foremost singr-songwriters working in the US Ė and one of the most prolific.
Nuclear Daydream is his fifth studio album and itís being released simultaneously in the UK with Letís Just Be (his sixth, to be reviewed next week).
American critics have already hailed it as a masterpiece and itís easy to see why Ė the album is a lushly composed collection of 12 songs that encapsulate romance and despair....full text
ArtistdirectThe flagship release on Joseph Arthur's own Lonely Astronaut label, Nuclear Daydream is a lushly produced and exquisitely delivered collection of 12 new songs, linked by his never-less-than florid eye for sometimes-'60s pop arrangements, and a lyricism that would put you in mind of a host of other performers, if you didn't know that the likes of Michael Stipe and Chris Martin are as influenced by Arthur as he is by them....full text
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