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Luke Jackson

"...And Then Some" CD

Popsicle Recordings

Genre: pop/rock, singer/songwriter, folk-rock

Toronto, ON

Feb 6, 2009

...And Then Some is the result of a collaboration between Canada's Luke Jackson and Sweden's Magnus Borjeson (Beagle, Favorita, Cardigans). The name of the game is radio-friendly singer/songwriter pop/rock, well-produced and professionally written. The majority of these ten songs are breezy and infectious, sprinkled liberally with seriously juicy hooks. Opener "Come Tomorrow" makes for a solid midtempo pop single, though I'm particularly impressed by tremendously catchy "Longest Day" and feel-good anthem "Goodbye London." Meanwhile, some of the lighter, folk-heavy songs take cues from the Jack Johnson camp ("Trouble," "The Fear") and turn out a bit bland as a result. Overall, this is a straightforward pop album with a very professional, well-produced aura. It won't change the world, but it sure goes down smooth.

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Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 10 tracks, distributed by CD Baby, released Nov 4, 2008]