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 Smith and Burrows

British Male Rock Duo

Funny Looking Angels (2011)

 

 

Smith and Burrows

Smith and Burrows - Funny Looking Angels - 6.5

In the Bleak Midwinter/When the Thames Froze/As the Snowflakes Fall/Funny Looking Angels/Wonderful Life/Only You/On and On/Rosslyn/This Ain't New Jersey/The Christmas Song.

A Christmas record that actually hits the spot. In places it's an implied festive offering with a number of the songs only having tenuous Christmas links. Nevertheless it comes as a surprise - a surprise that Tom Smith, lead singer of the Editors and Andy Burrows, drummer with Razorlight should combine and a surprise that actually they are very good as a duo, although we could have done without the rather Gothic opening of their version of In The Bleak Midwinter. When the Thames Froze is one of my favourite tracks of the year with a hook chorus to die for as it just builds and builds amongst brass band and chorus accompaniment. Just sublime. Elsewhere there is a very good cover of Black's Wonderful Life and plenty of other good festive stuff as well like As the Snowflakes Fall where they sound like Badly Drawn Boy.