Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The Magic Numbers - Love's A Game (7", Heavenly)
This is one of those few tracks that's uplifting and melancholy at the same time. The third single from their debut album, this track is more subtle than their previous hits, "Love You Like Me" & "Forever Lost".
The Stodart and Gannon siblings retain their trademark boy/girl harmonies (reminiscent of The Mamas And The Papas) and the jangly indie guitars, with lead singer Romeo Stodart's fragile vocals making this a pleasant track.
"Love's A Game" is neither uptempo nor a ballad - it's somewhere in between the two. This is one of those tracks that it's easy to have ambiguous feelings towards. It's not going to stick in your head for very long, however it's pleasant all the same.
I managed to get an autographed copy of the single, so if nothing else it's a nice collectable.