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The Animal

Richard Walters

You may wish to dismiss Richard Walters as the bastard offspring of Chris Martin, James Blunt and Jack Penate but you would, I feel, be missing something.

He’s nowhere near as annoying as those three, despite his cod-Essex falsetto. This album’s a ‘grower’, anyway, so feel free to add a couple of points to the score below for temporal purposes. By track four you should be pretty much grabbed, so the likes of the title track, Red brick and Spirit of the stairway merely add to the gentle atmosphere of acoustic guitars with less most definitely being more.

Listen: www.myspace.com/richardwalters