T.J. Simon's #4 album for 2002
First Appeared at The Music Box, February 2003, Volume 10, #2
Written by T.J. Simon
Ron Sexsmith is yet another reason to love Canada. His latest album Cobblestone Runway is a lovesick and giddy homage to the sounds of XTC and Paul McCartney. While his percussion is nearly all electronic, the songs are human odes to wistfulness and love. Whether singing about the inclusiveness of his Lord (God Loves Everyone) or the resiliency of the human spirit (Former Glory), Sexsmith pulls it off with class and talent. Simple acoustic guitars share time with fanciful violin and cello arrangements on this ballad-heavy release, establishing Sexsmith as one of the most talented young songwriters working today. File this album under "universal appeal" — there’s something here for everyone to enjoy.
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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