The Only Magic Number is 6

The Magic Numbers eponymous debut album, which was nominated for the 2005 Mercury Music Prize, is one of the most unexpectedly comforting mix of styles i've come across in a long time.

The Numbers are a little brit-pop, a little 60's pop, a little blue-eyed soul, a little folk, and have a penchant for writing intoxicating harmonies for singing siblings Romeo and Michele Stodart.

Switching easily between folk-pop harmonies akin to the Mamas & the Papas to Leonard Cohen-esque dirges from song to song (and sometimes within the same song) leave the album with nearly no time stamp that would date it to 2005.

Check out these two songs below, and visit the band's Official Site to hear clips from the rest of the album.

The Magic Numbers - Mornings Eleven
The Magic Numbers - I See You, You See Me


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