Jim Noir There is no noir on the endlessly uplifting second record Jim Noir from Mancunian pop whiz Alan Roberts. Instead, 1960s-style, trippy-hippy songs continue to rule… 2008-04-08 Jim Noir Indie Rock Pop
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Jim Noir (2008)

Details Release Date: Apr 08, 2008; Lead Performance: Jim Noir; Genres: Indie Rock, Pop

There is no noir on the endlessly uplifting second record Jim Noir from Mancunian pop whiz Alan Roberts. Instead, 1960s-style, trippy-hippy songs continue to rule his releases, the latest a vivacious whirl of harmony and orchestration (''Happy Day Today'' could be the ''Good Vibrations'' of 2008). Thanks to instantly addictive compositions, Noir's aural power is no longer a secret: Companies such as Target have used his tunes (notably ''My Patch'') to seduce customers in commercials. And why not? Jim Noir songs are, and continue to be, quick sells. A-
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Originally posted Apr 18, 2008 Published in issue #988-989 Apr 25, 2008 Order article reprints
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