5 Sheer Brillianceabarnes066 | 04/12/2008 | See all abarnes066's reviews (2)I first heard The Miserable Rich on Marc Rileys 6 music show about six months ago and the sheer beauty, of in particular Boat Song, literally brought a tear to my eye. Ever since that night, I've been waiting in anticipation for the album to come out and now that it has, can confirm that my first impressions were not misplaced. While having a haunting melancholic sound, The Miserable Rich are also strangely uplifting. Lovely melodies with exquisite strings and guitar along with James de Malplaquet's heart wrenching vocals creates an album of gorgeous proportions. The only down side is another wait, this time for live dates in the North of England, which will hopefully arrive early next year. Buy this album, turn the lights down low, poor a glass of wine and let the sound of The Miserable Rich wash over you. I can guarantee it's an experience everyone should share, especially with someone you love.