Dreamer's Book is a worthy descendant of Follow the Sound. It's a delicate but resplendent record that displays a contemporary cool take on '70s singer-songwriter pop. Two years in the making, it gently covers a host of musical moods -- from the poignant touch of "Bluebirds in Heaven" to the more pointed push of "Turn Off/Turn On" -- without losing the loveliness that wraps itself around the sound. There's an undeniable style to Meade's work, but there's a refreshing sincerity, too -- a genuine passion that suffuses these dozen songs and saves them from hipster pretension.
"Dreamer's Book" is a literate record, but there's enough heart-shaped curve in Meade's approach to make it as seductive as it is smart. Recommended for fans of Aimee Mann, the Sundays and the Cocteau Twins -- and, of course, Sparklehorse, with whom Meade has woodshedded as a guitarist. -Detroit Free Press Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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