Seven years in the making, Smitten is eleven tracks of meticulously-crafted power pop bliss. It’s as if Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Todd Rundgren, Burt Bacharach, and The Beach Boys decided to lock themselves in a recording studio for the better part of a decade to see what would happen.
The CD version includes a handsome 12-page lyric booklet and an exclusive 3D viewer for viewing The Simple Carnival’s 3D music videos, like the award-winning video for “A Geek Like Me”:
Or you can just get the downloads. (You’ll have to find your own pair of 3D glasses, though.)
[Smitten is] a timeless, understated gem from an undiscovered pop savant.
[The Simple Carnival] concocts his songs as the current undisputed master of the pop genre.
Boller crafts great songs and then has the techno-know-how to work magic on them in his studio. And man oh man…what a voice. Pop fans will go nuts over the harmonies here. [Smitten] is bursting at the seams with superb melodies and creative arrangements…Eleven tracks of pure pop perfection. Highly recommended. TOP PICK.
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