Friday, December 21, 2007
Warm yourself by the Friendly Fire
I've just discovered last year's Friendly Fire album by Sean Lennon. It first entered my consciousness when a coworker was playing it over his computer speakers. "What is that?" I had to know. You've probably guessed by now that it was Sean.
I wasn't too thrilled with Sean's first album. His voice was too squeaky and wobbly for me. But this time around, he sounds safely post-pubescent in the vocal category. And he's obviously matured in his sound, as well. He's older, wiser and audibly relaxed.
It's just a lovely pop album from start to finish. Mellow, sweet, soft and pretty. The lyrics are trite at times, but the undeniable charm here is in the soothing vibe that will wrap around you like a fuzzy cashmere blanket on a misty winter day. Ahhh.