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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Amiable English singer/songwriter Matt Hales brought his well-crafted, commercially viable adult alternative rock sound over to the United States in 2005 with Strange and Beautiful, a compilation of material from his two U.K. albums that proved as popular overseas as it did in his homeland. A frequent song contributor to popular television shows and films (A Lot Like Love, Gossip Girl, Scrubs, Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill), Aqualung's latest offering falls in the same lush, midtempo camp as Keane and Coldplay, while retaining enough self-effacing humor and warmth to avoid the two aforementioned group's penchant for banal pretense. Nearly all of the material on...
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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Amiable English singer/songwriter Matt Hales brought his well-crafted, commercially viable adult alternative rock sound over to the United States in 2005 with Strange and Beautiful, a compilation of material from his two U.K. albums that proved as popular overseas as it did in his homeland. A frequent song contributor to popular television shows and films (A Lot Like Love, Gossip Girl, Scrubs, Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill), Aqualung's latest offering falls in the same lush, midtempo camp as Keane and Coldplay, while retaining enough self-effacing humor and warmth to avoid the two aforementioned group's penchant for banal pretense. Nearly all of the material on Words & Music operates in the same theater of midtempo balladry that one would expect from an artist who consistently winds up in films like Wicker Park, but like Rufus Wainwright or Scandinavian crooner Sondre Lerch, there's a lightness to songs like "When I Finally Get My Own Place," "7 Keys," and "Good Goodnight" that keeps the proceedings palatable, even as they're disappearing out of the other ear.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/2008
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • UPC: 602517855977
  • Catalog Number: 001210802
  • Sales rank: 271,026

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aqualung Primary Artist
David Price Violin, Drums, Vibes
Kerry Frampton Vocals
Daniel Tuite Trombone, Vocals
Ben Hales Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Pedal Steel Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Technical Credits
Paul Simon Composer
Hollis King Art Direction
Dan Swift Mastering
Kimberly Oliver Composer
Matt Hales Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Paul Stanborough Engineer
Ben Hales Composer, Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    matt hales is a breath of fresh air. or water...

    this is another good cd of his; i love the final song, very moving and beautiful. the first three songs are ones i will listen to again and again and again, and the entire cd is a joy. if you have any of his music, add this to it. aqualung will make you happy.

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