#45 Jan/Feb 2005
"[Beautiful Californian Failure]...a 13-song disc of very well
produced ambitious pop that Eric sang, wrote and co-produced. All
the tunes here are very well written and recorded and somehow remind
me of the quieter moments from the Beatles' White Album. The basic
drum, guitar, bass, vocal format is nicely augmented by judicious
overdubs of real strings, vibes, woodwinds, brass and assorted keyboards...