Singer-songwriters are as common as table salt, but every so often you come across an artist of understated brilliance. Better known as the frontman of the Bad Examples, Covert here offers up a fabulous collection of folk-tinged pop songs. The melodies are catchy but don't wear out their welcome, and the lyrics are filled with real emotion and a bit of pleasant melancholy. From the breezy panic of "Out of My Element" to the gleeful despair of "Small Grey Rain," this is a must-buy album, even if you have to special-order it from your local record store.
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AllMusic Review by Tim Sheridan