A classic EP from Jim O’Rourke’s sweetly melodic late 90s period. Halfway to a Threeway combines arrangements that you could hear on the radio with darkly comic lyrics. O’Rourke is sometimes critiqued as a pastiche-merchant, but you can’t listen to this without realising that he means it: there is just too much love in the construction of these four tracks.
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9/10 Jack 18th February 2017
O'Rourke serves up a stunning batch of wistful pop tunes which will stay in your head for days. This record is more on the acoustic tip, with less pomp than the arrangements on Eureka, however that's not to say that the songs aren't complex or engaging. "Halfway to a Threeway" is certainly the stand-out track with hilarious lyrics, and a sort of Leonard Cohen-ish vibe (like when he has children or soft female voices accompany him). This album will leave you yearning for more, I can't recommend this highly enough.