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Tony Pops & Scott Andrew

Light Of Mine EP

Review by Gary Hill

The mix of sounds between folk, soulful elements and more here is both classic and fresh. I like pretty much everything here, but some songs are better than others. It’s almost a foregone conclusion that as well made as this is along with the fact that it sits in a pretty mainstream pop sound, will have this appealing to a wide range of music fans.


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Track by Track Review
Want You Bad

This is such a great song. It is set in a folk style, but there is a modern alternative pop vibe. I love the duet on the piece. Also, the symphonic strings add drama, emotion and power later.

Jealousy

The vocal harmonies on this really sell it. Still, the rather soulful modern pop rock style doesn’t need much selling. This is another great song.

Light of Mine

This is every bit as catchy as the previous two songs. It just lacks some of the energy and charm. It’s just not as strong as the first couple tunes were. Still, it’s good.

Mother Mary

The some classic soulful sound permeates this number. Again, it’s quite strong, but not as good as the first two pieces here.

If I’m Your Burden
Not a big surprise, this is, however, probably the most dynamic cut here. It weaves the same kind of accessible, classic textured modern pop sound. However, it starts quite mellow and yet turns out later to some of the most rocking material on the disc. It’s stronger than the last couple pieces, too.
 
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