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Thursday, 17 March 2022

The Summer Holiday - Acqua


Regular readers will know of IDHAS's love of Michael Collins's The Summer Holiday. The man has a way with a song that can be compared to Roddy Frame and Ian Broudie. Everything he offers up is simply poptastic.

I am personally convinced that all that is needed for The Summer Holiday need is a big push and more places to buy the album and I know that is on the way. So The Summer Holiday so far now reaches, Acqua, the third album.

It will surprise followers thus far that the album is a melody-fest. Hooks are everywhere and anywhere. Virtually everything is built around these hooks, they are upfront and 30 seconds you are in. Big choruses match Collins's laidback soothing vocal.

There is so much to enjoy here. Bad Luck has a killer riff, it just races along.  Forest Hills is Modern Pop at its finest and Summertime In New York could be the best thing that Gilbert O'Sullivan didn't write. Mine Mine sounds like something off the Electric Dreams Soundtrack.

The King Is Dead is the big Pop Rock number with a big Guitar Solo in the kitchen sink production. All For Love is all happy clappy, My Kind is all Bossa Nova, very 70s and Subway Dreams is the best chorus here and the competition is stiff.

The chance to catch up will soon be live with website, physical and Bandcamp downloads available. Acqua is the sound of a man at the top of his game.I can't think of anyone making better Pop albums currently. Highly Recommended!

You can listen to and buy the album here. You can also listen to the full album here.


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