Only a Boy
Tim Burgess is very happy with his lot and he wants everybody to know it. The title track is jaunty and totally happy and a cross between pop, reggae and ska. It’s OK until Burgess starts singing, then it goes downhill fast because he’s adopted this intensely irritating, high pitched voice that detracts from what is actually quite a decent tune. ‘Wait Until the Sun Shines Irie’ is better and totally laid back oozing Jamaican Reggae except Burgess isn’t Jamaican so at times the vocals don’t quite work but they do suit for the most part. Add to that the sunny atmosphere coming from this record and it isn’t half-bad.