OK, call me crazy, but I SWEAR there is a sample of “The Rainbow Connection” in the middle of “Boy” from The Magic Numbers‘ new album “Those the Brokes“.
Why else would I find myself humming “the lovers, the dreamers, and me” ? Seriously, give it a listen, I SWEAR it’s there.
As to the rest of the album: Thumbs up! It’s still the bouncy relentless POP of their earlier album (you really can’t call this anything other than “pop”!), but there’s some touches that are a little blue-sier, a little funk-ier, a little more sass-a-fras. They make such pretty harmonies, there just aren’t that many people out there that can do it better than this.