On-the-up Irishman offers lost songs and rarities
Last year’s Ten Of Swords was one of the finest debuts of recent times, pulling off the enviable feat of lacing together classic English psychedelia and driving power pop without leaving the join. All Wrongs Reversed, serving as a stopgap until the follow-up proper, has its moments (the choppy fuzz-punk of “Patterns”; countryish lament “Nobody’s Child”) but overloads the pop at the expense of the trippy stuff. That said, “Mr Wilson” and his take on “Gates Of Eden” have both earned the thumbs-up from Brian and Bob themselves. So who are we to argue?