Here's what the critics are saying...
"Pop/Art is an instantly gratifying album highlighted by Bourgeois’ creamy vocals and lush arrangements. Songs such as “Jonah” provide a grittier rock punch while the piano-driven opener “New December” harkens back to pop’s grand, vinyl past…you know, back when people actually listened to albums en masse. At 24 tracks, it’s impossible to find one that’s simply filler." - Submerge Magazine
"Adrian returns with a massive collection of songs, 24 tracks that feels like an anthology. Richly melodic, the singer songwriter covers all the bases here. Opening with the delicate ballad “New December” that swells to a full orchestral production. Another early standout is “Everybody Knows Its Me” a sweet combination of both Todd Rundgren and Nilsson. Then the album veers into folk singer mode with “Pictures of Incense” and “Jonah.” Comparisons to Robert Harrison (Cotton Mather) come out on certain tracks, “Waterfalls” slide guitar goodness and the sharp lyrics on “Hanging Day” stand out. The Phil Spector wall of sound approach works well on “Aquarium” and the yearning ballad “Don’t Look Away” is another winner. And although not every melody sticks with you, so many pop styles are explored its hard to find an outright flop here. More gems include the “Shot In The Dark” which is a memorable duet with Paige Lewis. “Sunflower” is another epic love story in pop form. He explores a roots rock sound with “The Howling Wind” and bouncy electronica on “Better” and “Parachutes,” but Adrian really shines with the orchestral ballads throughout." - Powerpopaholic
"“Pop/Art” centers on the singer’s wholesomely inviting delivery set against lush melodies and crafty arrangements – the kind of wild-card album that easily sneaks into conversations about standout offerings in the 21st-century, post-Beatles pop-rock genre." - The Sacramento Bee
"[Bourgeois's] work in Pop/Art shows....passion for the different sides of the musical world, embracing both the simple and deep paths that music can take, and combining them quite beautifully." - Tube Magazine
And here's what the fans are saying...!
"'Don't Look Away' is pure genius. 'Sunflower' is one of my favorite songs of all time. 'Touch' is painfully beautiful. 'Celebrate The News' may be the best song ever written." - Steve Bartlett
"I thought this song was awesome live but this recording leaves me speechless." - April Dayns
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