Damien Rice – O

Poll-winning singer-songwriter in his native Ireland, Rice is about to crack America

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A debut disc that oozes accomplishment. This Dubliner has already supported Coldplay in the US and done the late night talk show thing, so he’s pretty well connected. His folky, cello-soaked songs will appeal to David Gray devotees. Dripping with sweet sentiment, lush melody and crafted lyrics, the likes of “The Blower’s Daughter” and the single “Volcano” are emotionally charged vignettes. Leading orchestrator David Arnold embellishes “Amie”, but this is a low-key, anti-superstar affair that will still propel Rice upwards and out.

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