• Xdreamysts
  • Xdreamysts (Hol. Polydor) 1981 

This Northern Irish combo moves in the general direction of Elvis Costello (My Aim Is True strain), but lightly, gingerly — like Any Trouble or the Keys — and makes even those bands sound fully individual and almost original by comparison. Oddly enough, it’s on the slower numbers that songwriting singer/guitarist Uel Walls shows signs of the kind of maturity it would take to emerge from behind’s Elvis’ shadow.

[Jim Green]