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British singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt is back with his fifth and most personal album, The Beautiful Lie. There is hardly a weak spot on the album, yet my favorite moments come on reflective old-fashioned orchestrated songs like "You Only Call Me When You’re Drunk", "Good Friends Are Hard To Find", and "Until Tomorrow Then".

There is however, enough catchy upbeat melodies (such as "Visit From The Dead Dog" and "Revolution in the Heart") to prevent you from sinking into depression. Harcourt has long been considered to be on the cusp of greatness ever since his first EP (Maplewood) hit the shelves...six years later he still continues to impress. Fans of Ron Sexsmith, Idlewild, Badly Drawn Boy and Josh Rouse should definitely give this a listen.

Here's one of my favs:

"Good Friends Are Hard To Find"

Listen to a couple other brand new tracks from Ed Harcourt's MySpace

Order the import of The Beautiful Lie here.

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