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This has to be one of the most engaging LP's I've listened to this year.
Of course, the fans that critics like to lump together as liking Radiohead, Buckley, fill in a contemporary British band, etc. will probably like this album a lot.
Ed Harcourt uses a wide variety of voice, musical styles and instruments and has a strong lyrical content to his songs.
I heard one of these songs in a Rob Pattinson film (Remember Me), "Hanging with the wrong crowd" and loved it. But after listening to the whole album, its all good. Read morePublished on August 3, 2011 by Richard
Ed Harcourt is a gifted songwriter with a pleasant voice and a knack for writing great melodies. he had some hype leading up to his recording (which cn be misleading, at times) but... Read morePublished on February 9, 2006 by J. Holmes
"Here Be Monsters" is an inventive set from this prolific English songwriter. The calling card for the CD is the silly & addictive "Shanghai" with its music hall piano parts,... Read morePublished on May 31, 2005 by Lee Armstrong
I first found out about Ed Harcourt when I read a review in some magazine. It made an impression and I looked for the album but couldn't find it in retail stores. Read morePublished on July 17, 2004 by Wayne Klein
This is the stuff of religious proclamations! Top draw stuff, sad piano, up tempo horns, some cool loops and great lyrics...awaiting sphers with baited breath. Read morePublished on February 26, 2004 by Kathryn Morgan
Harcourt fits very nicely into the Bacharachian (like Bacchanalian?) singer-songwriters - those who know how to use trumpet flourishes, glockenspiel and tack piano refrains, and... Read morePublished on November 28, 2003 by "superball9"
An album just dripping with emotion. It's dark and atmoshperic, yet underneath it all is a hope that things will get better. Read morePublished on September 29, 2003 by H. Semones
I liked this CD. A good range in his musical style. A pleasure to listen to an innovative musician who writes great songs.Published on June 28, 2003 by DrEDG
I recently went to a Neil Finn concert here in LA and Ed Harcourt was the opening act. He has a lot of talent, specifically he is solid when it comes to playing vocals and multiple... Read morePublished on July 18, 2002