IoS album review: Jason Collett, Reckon (Arts & Crafts)


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Well this is most unexpected: a stands-up-in-its-own-right solo album from an affiliate of Canadian collective Broken Social Scene who isn’t Feist.

Collett’s theme is the global recession and it’s impact on ordinary folk. It’s tender, touching and not nearly as miserable as its subject matter suggests. The opener, “Pacific Blue”, is lovely enough to forgive its similarity to Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love”, and elsewhere there’s a Jayhawks-ish jauntiness.