Jack L’s ambitions appear to have shrunk a little in recent times – seemingly resigned to the fact that he’ll never be seen as Ireland’s spiritual heir to Scott Walker (or Tom Waits), he has settled for making records that appeal to folks who find the Divine Comedy a little too feisty. Not necessarily a bad thing: ‘Chocolate Eyes’ is a pretty-but-inconsequential AOR ballad, which contains the telling line “I gave up on dreams / and regrets”. Never fear, Jack – now that you’re aiming lower, you’re actually hitting closer to the mark.
25 Oct 2006
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