I waffled between Joshua Radin’s music being a guilty pleasure, or just a pleasure. The music he creates is extensively easy listening. His lyrics, albeit pleasant, are often unapologetically “poppy”. And his voice is as smooth as Nick Jonas’s chest. All of these things don’t really bode well with the organic sound of the folk influenced music I have come to revere as of late.
My biggest qualm with his music was that it wasn’t necessarily progressive in any way, and didn’t seem to maintain anything special (a tap-dancer for a drummer or have Gael García Bernal.) However, his music is special to me, and I don’t know why.
It makes me happy, makes me feel yellow inside.
Also, he may just be one of the most attractive fixtures in the music business. And by that I mean, he is… Dark Curly hair, brooding jaw line, Chocolate cakes for eyes. Sigh.