Pop/Rock, Urban Folk, Contemporary Folk, Alternative Folk

Album Review

Expatriate Irishman Luka Bloom cloaks his Celtic folk songs in furious strumming on his "electro-acoustic" guitar, added instrumentation, and echo effects on everything, but he is still a folkie, blowing up his feelings to heroic proportions, whether it's the autobiography of "The Man Is Alive" or the romantic fantasy of "An Irishman In Chinatown." But the content is less convincing than the expression, which is more a characteristic of rock than folk. It isn't that Bloom has much to say, it's that he's so passionate about saying it: he's more Bono than Bob Dylan. Maybe it's an Irish thing.
William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Delirious
  2. Dreams in America
  3. Over the Moon
  4. Gone to Pablo
  5. The Man Is Alive
  6. An Irishman in Chinatown
  7. Rescue Mission
  8. The One
  9. Hudson Lady
  10. This Is for Life
  11. You Couldn't Have Come at a Better Time
  12. The Hill of Allen
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