Close to Paradise - Patrick Watson
Track Listing
  1. Close to Paradise
  2. Daydreamer
  3. Slip into Your Skin
  4. Giver
  5. Weight of the World
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  1. Close to Paradise
  2. Daydreamer
  3. Slip into Your Skin
  4. Giver
  5. Weight of the World
  6. The Storm
  7. Mr. Tom
  8. Luscious Life
  9. Drifters
  10. Man Under the Sea
  11. The Great Escape
  12. Sleeping Beauty
  13. Bright Shiny Lights
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Before starting his quartet, Patrick Watson explored a variety of musical forms, from rock to electronica, and though Close to Paradise is clean indie pop, these other influences show up in the album frequently. A Coldplay for the hipster crowd (that's X&Y-era Coldplay, not Parachutes Coldplay), Watson and his band write lush, ethereal, spacey melodies that swell into Jeff Buckley-esque symphonies or relax into measured shoegazer riffs; there are hints of ambient too, the way everything tends to swirl and coalesce, the ...

Close to Paradise 2007, Secret City Records

UPC: 068944700226

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