Review - Soft Explosives

Artist: Butterfly Child

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Fans of '80s Brit-pop bands Jellyfish or the Wonderstuff will love this. "Soft Explosives" is not a record at which one marvels at the singer's or producer's acrobatics, because there aren't any.

After releasing two critically acclaimed albums in the U.K., Irish-born Joe Cassidy relocated to Chicago to record this sophisticated, mature rock for the soul -- a sonic wash that evokes dreamscapes of falling leaves, gentle rain and a warm kitchen. His singular vision works well. Violins add depth, guitars lend serenity, and Cassidy has soul to spare.

If the aforementioned bands had continued to record in the '90s, this is what they would sound like.

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