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Album Review: Harry Hookey - Misdiagnosed

23 April 2014 | 11:09 am | Ross Clelland

The misdiagnosis could be in trying to find just one pigeonhole for what our man Harry Hookey does.



The misdiagnosis could be in trying to find just one pigeonhole for what our man Harry Hookey does. One song's tumble of Dylan-esque wordplay is followed by something more corner-bar folkie, then throws to Weddings Parties sing-along stomp, and occasional country twang. The good trick is it still all fits together as identifiably his. And while glass-raising little anthems like Sometimes swing with a real joy, he maybe reveals a bit more in quieter conversations like Audrey's Song and the just banjo-flecked-enough lament of Let Me Die (In Loving Arms). But whatever way, he does it very well.