Lowedges

Lowedges is Richard Hawleys third album. Neither of its predecessors caused riots in record stores, but pretty much everyone who has paid attention to British pop music in the last decade has heard Richard Hawley. As a session guitarist for Pulp, Robbie Williams, Beth Orton and others, Hawley commands the airwaves to a degree that any similar singer-songwriter would kill for. It cant be easy though to live with the irony that the work that appears under his own name is his least known and by some distance his best. Lowedges sees Hawley sticking to the template he established on his two previous solo albums: knelling, tuneful ballads are built around an acoustic guitar and sung with a guttural croon that pitches somewhere between Edwyn Collins and the Divine Comedys Neil Hannon. Like Leonard Cohen and Lee Hazlewood, Hawley revels in melancholy. Tracks such as On the Ledge and You Dont Miss Your Water Till Your River Runs Dry are confections of the most sumptuous misery. --Andrew Mueller

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lowedges-Richard-Hawley/dp/B00006JS6I?SubscriptionId=AKIAIS3I5A33GTV7S27Q&tag=wwwcamratecom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00006JS6I Lowedges is Richard Hawleys third album. Neither of its predecessors caused riots in record stores, but pretty much everyone who has paid attention to British pop music in the last decade has heard Richard Hawley. As a session guitarist for Pulp, Robbie Williams, Beth Orton and others, Hawley commands the airwaves to a degree that any similar singer-songwriter would kill for. It cant be easy though to live with the irony that the work that appears under his own name is his least known and by some distance his best. Lowedges sees Hawley sticking to the template he established on his two previous solo albums: knelling, tuneful ballads are built around an acoustic guitar and sung with a guttural croon that pitches somewhere between Edwyn Collins and the Divine Comedys Neil Hannon. Like Leonard Cohen and Lee Hazlewood, Hawley revels in melancholy. Tracks such as On the Ledge and You Dont Miss Your Water Till Your River Runs Dry are confections of the most sumptuous misery. --Andrew Mueller

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