Simon Warner

Waiting Rooms

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Like the Divine Comedy and My Life Story, Simon Warner is indebted to the sweeping, cinematic orchestrated pop of Scott Walker. The difference is, Warner doesn't have the self-conscious irony that plagues Neil Hannon or the weak songwriting that hampers Jake Shillingford. Instead, he has a lyrical and musical grace that makes his debut Waiting Rooms a wonderful record, filled with grandiose melancholy and doomed romanticism.

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