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Smile Smile-Marry a Stranger

Consistent album about love avoids cliches

Former couple Jencey Hirunrusme and Ryan Hamilton have released a stellar album for Smile Smile.  The album is about love and happiness with heartfelt lyrics and smooth music carrying it.  Though the concept of a love album may seem cliché, it hasn’t been presented in a way like Smile Smile has presented it.  The reason why is because Smile Smile has a perspective on love like no other group.  Hirunrusme and Hamilton met, fell in love, got married, released an album, got divorced, and then released Marry a Stranger.  Usually an album tends to have a song or two that doesn’t keep up with the rest of the tracks, but not with this one.

Think: Smooth/Love/Happy/Indie
Rec:1, 2, 7, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11
FCC: Clean
Label: Kirtland Records
Release Date: Sept. 18, 2012
Reviewed by Christian Encarnacion