Rich Young Ruler - Rich Young Ruler

Saturday 1st August 1998
Rich Young Ruler - Rich Young Ruler
Rich Young Ruler - Rich Young Ruler

STYLE: Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 4768-739
LABEL: Benson 8441822662
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Brett Milner

A debut recording, 'Rich Young Ruler' has quality production from instrumentation to engaging cinema-culture artwork.  Lyrics and arrangements are strikingly succinct and self-assured.  Eminently approachable, the sunshiny vibe is carried on excellent, breezy support vocals reminiscent of the '60s.  Most songs concern horizontal relationships, the general optimism translating into a tender sensitivity for more difficult issues ("All These Sorrows" and the thoughtful closer "You've Got The Right Words").  The 14 arrangements hold together stylistically around a California guitar-driven indie sound.  Tasteful and welcome colour is provided by a marimba and various atmospheric percussion ("Who's Gonna Make You Happy"), a recorder break ("Smile") and some cello.  In sum, a fun, summery album well suited for youth group beach parties.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Take It Anywhere [Listen]
2. Magic Nowheres (Run Around) [Listen]
3. Wearing Me Out [Listen]
4. The Ride [Listen]
5. Smile [Listen]
6. Who's Gonna Make You Happy [Listen]
7. All These Sorrows [Listen]
8. Anyways [Listen]
9. Feeling This Way [Listen]
10. If I Could Hold You [Listen]
11. In Touch [Listen]
12. She Runs, She Hides [Listen]
13. Every Time You Reach For Me [Listen]
14. You've Got The Right Words [Listen]

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