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Ed Harcourt
STRANGERS
(Astralwerks)

Remy Zero and Jeff Buckley are two of the comparisons former Snug bassist Ed Harcourt has been graced with. Not that there arenít others. The opening track here, "The Storm Is Coming," is one of the more recent Snow-Patrol-meets-Coldplay guitar-jangle mid-tempo rockers ó the difference being that Harcourt, a prolific multi-instrumentalist, sounds as if he meant what heís singing. With so many hearts turning up on modern-rock sleeves lately, the earnest singer-songwriter market is exploding. But though Strangers is peppered with enough jingle bells and waltzing pianos to qualify Harcourt for one of those coveted slots on the Garden State 3 soundtrack (as well as a Mercury Prize nomination), itís not quite a paint-by-numbers singer-songwriter collection: he unleashes some refreshing bombast in the lyrics, if not the music, of "Loneliness." The album still plays like the soundtrack for your next trip to the Gap ó and I mean that as a compliment.

(Ed Harcourt appears this Saturday, April 23, at the Paradise Lounge, 969 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston; call 562-8814.)

BY LUKE OíNEIL


Issue Date: April 22 - 28, 2005
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