"Atlantic" receives 4 out of 5 stars review in Mojo!

MOJO - **** (4 out of 5 stars)
Singer-songwriter attempts his own Atlantic crossing.
Northern Ireland's Ben Glover has been leading a double life, splitting time between his homeland and the southern US, soaking up the best of both worlds. The influences of each are hugely evident here as Glover attempts a marriage of their spirits and traditions. If it's weighted more heavily towards Americana than the folk of Christy Moore or The Pogues that Glover grew up playing in home and pub sessions, it's more to do with the fact that at heart he's a rock'n'roller, the greasy blues groove of Take And Pay being ample proof. It's the heartfelt lyrics, however, that will keep you coming back to this album time and time again. All the usual hallmarks are there - love, death, tragedy, redemption, loss - but sung with such direct conviction and warmth that Steve Earle is the nearest comparison. Let's hope the marriage lasts many years."
(Andy Fyfe)

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