Album review

Ben Vaughn - Glasgow Time

The west coast of Scotland's so immersed in music from the west coast of the US that American ringer Vaughn fits right in with this collection of country-tinged ballads and whimsy, assisted by members of BMX Bandits, Belle & Sebastian and backing-vocals-only Blakey. Vaughn's songs are light to the point of evaporation at times, but a couple, like "She Fell Out The Window", are deceptively deep and bittersweet.

Rating: 2 / 10


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