RELEASE
LABEL
Reprise
GENRES
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. Delirioushttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=300947655&id=300947654&at=11l9vR
  2. Dreams in Americahttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=300947656&id=300947654&at=11l9vR
  3. Over the Moonhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=300947657&id=300947654&at=11l9vR
  4. Gone to Pablohttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=300947658&id=300947654&at=11l9vR
  5. The Man Is Alivehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=300947659&id=300947654&at=11l9vR
  6. An Irishman in Chinatownhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=300947660&id=300947654&at=11l9vR
  7. Rescue Missionhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=300947661&id=300947654&at=11l9vR
  8. The Onehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=300947662&id=300947654&at=11l9vR
  9. Hudson Ladyhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=300947663&id=300947654&at=11l9vR
  10. This Is for Lifehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=300947664&id=300947654&at=11l9vR
  11. You Couldn't Have Come at a Better Timehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=300947665&id=300947654&at=11l9vR
  12. The Hill of Allenhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=300947666&id=300947654&at=11l9vR
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