Steadman - Loser Friendly
Vocalist Simon Steadman (the band's namesake, duh) graces the cover of
"Loser Friendly," sporting an androgynous, Beatle-brown fringe.
Hmmm...could they be from the U.K.?
If you like the Verve, the Boo Radleys, Menswear, Six by Seven,
Spiritualized, the list goes on and on and on, you will happily add this
to your Brit-rock collection. Steadman's smooth vocals echo Richard
Ashcroft, and the strings, organs, and psychedelic guitars dress this
record enough to swagger down Carnaby Street.
"No Control" is the "make girls swoon" cut, soft and dreamy pop featuring
Steadman mourning a past rejection. "Life of Leisure", "Oceans of You",
and "World Too Late" are steady, strong rock songs reminiscent of Kula
Shaker without the Indian overtones. "Stml" appears to be the strongest
track (in my opinion), putting Beatlesque harmonies to good work.
Overall, "Loser Friendly" is your average, run-of-the-mill Brit album.
None of the songs are "bad"; they may sound similar to each other, but
this is a decent pop recording.
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