Lynch’s much-anticipated debut album, A Whisper in a Riot oozes with a confidence, passion and steely determination unusual in a first offering……. might be the most exciting thing you’ve heard in years.
Colm O’ Hare, Hotpress
Lyrically and musically, Lynch is a super sized cut above the rest with songs that stick in your memory.
The lyrics are more Dylan than Rice, the energy more Paul Weller than Paddy Casey.
Cinematic, stylish, different……..very different and very good.
that just shouldn’t be missed.
Superb debut……..it is the lead man’s vocals that will ultimately win you over.
I don’t know why he’s not in everyone’s record collection. I think he’s fantastic.
Exceptional debut album.
I heard Colm play in Dalkey recently and I thought he was super so I asked him to come in today to sing a few songs……his version of Hallelujah is really beautiful.
Colm does seem to have a direct line to the spirits of Dylan and Mike Scott.
It’s fair to say that Killiney native Colm Lynch is entering a hugely crowded market of singer/songwriters, but his debut major-label single indicates that Damien Rice et al might be able to squeeze out just a little more.
………..a captivating live performer with fantastic songs. Machine-gun percussuve playing accompanies unusual lyrical content and a vivid stage presence.
Best Male 2007
…comes on like a one man hoedown.
….his expressive vocals and narrative style carry occasional echoes of the Blood on the Tracks-era Dylan…… it is his literate and incisive lyrics that really distinguish him from dozens of other Irish artists.
This album is a great addition to any collection…6 out of 6
…glorious, beautifully crafted songs of a real troubadour whose lyrical edge will knock you for six……delighting audiences with his charismatic live performances
……reminiscent of latter-day Van Morrison…….even a hint of Springsteen in Lynch’s passionate, soulful delivery..
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By: Shayne Byrne | Beat-Play Ambassador Ireland | @shaynewithMWL| Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC