Steven Wright-Mark's third solo CD - My Plastic World
- has much in common with his prior releases, in that he has written, recorded, produced, and played/sung all the instruments on this recording. The songs are in his unique power-pop style, with lyrics that are at times humorous and tongue-in-cheek, but can also be thought-provoking. What differs is that the arrangements are more direct than in prior outings, with most of the songs featuring simple guitar-bass-drums-vocal arrangements. The result is a hard-hitting yet melodic set loaded with hook-filled tunes.
Here's what critics have to say...
Perfect nuggets of crunchy-sweet goodness, even more impressive as he sings and plays all instruments. If you remember the Smithereens, the dBs with fondness, or wish the Rubinoos had more muscle, if you love singing harmonies in the car, this is for you. ~ CD Hotlist
Steven Wright-Mark has it down to what seems like a science. His music is like throwing a handful of my favorite CDs against the wall, taking the largest bits that remain and constructing something beautiful from the aftermath. ~ Rock Sellout
Hits all the power pop sweet spots with a sound reminiscent of Matthew Sweet combined with Elvis Costello. ~ Absolute Powerpop
Hook-filled, deceptively simple tunes grab the imagination and wash away the sour taste of a bad day. ~ Caught In The Carousel