Album review

Jeff Hanson - Son

Let's get one thing straight right off the bat—that's a guy singing. Acoustic songster Jeff Hanson has a high, airy voice that makes Badly Drawn Boy sound macho, but his pop sensibilities are not far removed from those of the woolly-hatted one.

With a super-spare production and an emphasis on subliminally infectious tunes possessed of a childlike simplicity, Hanson could be the Marc Bolan of the sadcore set.

Rating: 3 / 10


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The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014


Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...