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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Lawrence of Arabia - Absolute Truth
New Zealand's James Milne, recording as Lawrence of Arabia, is a pop classicist of notable skill. He builds his tracks of solid melodies, earworm hooks, grand bridges and inviting choruses. His arsenal calls on his impressive vocal range, call and response vocals, strings and horns. And it all comes together perfectly from start to finish on Absolute Truth, his fourth album overall and first for Flying Nun. The album reflects a mature contentment adorned with wry observations and a sunny perspective. The listener will be reminded of Harry Nilsson, Paul McCarthey, and even some Brill Building favorites, but that is a matter of style. The songs on Absolute Truth feel current and relevant, and may well become a treasured part of your summer soundtrack.