The Plural Of Yes is the North American debut release by Berlin, Germany's Almost Charlie. The record's 13 compositions, a cunning blend of gifted melodies and chamber pop atmospherics, are the inimitable offspring of a transatlantic songwriting duo who, to this day, have never met. In fashioning his pop masterpiece, multi-instrumentalist Homuth complements his guitar work and piano playing with an assortment of instruments, such as harmonica ("Leaving Is Easy"), glockenspiel ("So Far And Yet So Near"), sitar ("The World Is Full of Supermen"), and banjo ("Will You Still Be Here"). Underscoring such fragility and self-doubt, Almost Charlie puts its stamp on one of 2009's essential works in indie-pop. In an era characterized by self-involved personalities with dubious abilities, rare has so much authenticity and talent been packed into such a digestible musical souvenir.
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