Bobby Sutliff

Another Jangly Mess

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Ex-Windbreaker Bobby Sutliff scores a winner on his first solo release. The five songs on this EP are wonderful ringing slices of jangle-pop perfection, memorable hook-filled tunes presented in breathlessly winsome fashion. Influences of the Byrds, R.E.M., and the Beatles can be traced here, but Sutliff's fine melodies expertly transcend their models. Sound quality and production are very good. This EP would be superseded one year later by the U.S. release Only Ghosts Remain, which repeats these five selections in carbon-copy arrangements and places them alongside five more top-quality Sutliff songs and a Richard Thompson cover.

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