Songs like Trading Things In encapsulates a bubblegum sound Goffin and King or Boyce and Hart would die for. Tobasco Sole could be racing up the hit parade. That’s if there still was a Top of the Pops. The VBS remind me of quintessential quirky British pop groups and sitting down to watch XTC or Pulp or The Smiths delighting in the knowledge that their job is to perform pop music that makes us smile. There are shades of The Rutles Neil Innes goofing out as Lennon with in Alarm Clock. On Hot Air Balloon, there are familiar echoes of Nilsson.
This is a pop jigsaw that unashamedly sounds in part like so many classic pop pieces. Jones is like a curator of an old pop museum unashamedly moulding new classics from the discarded bits and pieces and bric a brac and all with a carefree attitude. Yes, there are loads of old snapshots and very familiar little snippets of pop music along the way but they all come together nicely to deliver a great lo-fi experience. Pop music is simple. Don’t take it too seriously. Go get the kettle on.
A star is born.
 (4/5) - Review by Charlie Brown