POWER OF POP MUSIC ALBUM REVIEW: BUTCH YOUNG – MERCURY MAN

ALBUM REVIEW: BUTCH YOUNG – MERCURY MAN

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Background
Los Angeles based singer-songwriter. Featuring principal collaborator Matt Lee on electric guitar and bass. Known for being part of power pop outfit In Color and collaborations with Dramarama.

Strengths
A potent grasp of power pop dynamics viz. infectious melodies, Beatlesque instrumentation and a telepathic sensibility for 70s pop-rock.

Highlights
“Mercury Man”, “Persephone”, “One Foot In”, “Child of Nature”.

Sounds Like
The Beatles, Beach Boys, ELO, Paul Williams, The High Llamas.

Bottom Line
Doggedly faithful to his influences, duly compensates for slight derivative nature with spot-on evocations of classic pop-rock. For power pop fans, this is an album you will want to listen in its entirety.

Information
Official Site: https://www.facebook.com/Butch-Young-20440007516