Lightspeed Champion: Falling off the Lavender Bridge
This has become one of my go-to albums. I’m not even sure why I enjoy it so much other than the fact the guy can write a really good pop tune and can move seamlessly from genre to genre with every track. Not a thing like his last band, Test Icicles, this solo record really shows off more of his song writing chops. Sounding not completely unlike Kele Okereke from Bloc Party, his voice is pleasant and even a bit pleading (in a good way) in parts. The music can run the gamut from Ben Lee-like singer songwriter stuff to more orchestral, even proggy, tunes to some more country-ish stuff. I’m excited for their next album, as this one was really a pleasant surprise, and one I love to throw on when I’m having one of “those” days.