An incredible evocation of Paul McCartney, Nick Lowe, Squeeze, Badfinger and more, this is one of the best pop albums in years. It's a great conversation starter, too. I was playing it in a store in Silver Lake and it turned out one of my customers was the guitarist on some of the tracks. I played it at my cart in Santa Monica and it caught the attention of a passerby, who is a friend of Mead's. Good news: he's apparently making a third album. I can't wait.