Pugwash studio albums to date: "Almond Tea" (1999); "Almanac" (2002); "Jollity" (2005); "Eleven Modern Antiquities" (2008) and "The Olympus Sound" (2011).
What is served up here by the Dublin based quartet is both the perfect introduction to new fans (including those lucky souls who will see the band play their first dates in the US in October) and the greatest of tributes for their growing army of admirers. With the influences of Thomas' beloved ELO/Jeff Lynne as well as The Idle Race, Roy Wood, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, XTC [and not a few others], this record is a real delight to the ears. Every track is a gem yet I still keep hitting the repeat button for "Take Me Away", "Heal Me", Finer Things In Life", "It's Nice To Be Nice", "Fall Down", "Here" and "Apples". ELO fans will not regret investing in this record. I think that I should buy a second copy myself because this one will soon be worn out! (10/10)
|Pugwash are (l-r): Shaun McGee, Tosh Flood, Thomas Walsh, Joe Fitzgerald|
Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 24-Sep-2014