"Shine" is what Portishead might do if only they didn't have their collective heads buried so firmly in their collective arses in some myopic depression dimension. The title track starts with some keyboard/percussion/bass bossa nova vibe that just smokes. Ms. Horn's vocals are wonderfully expressive. As she states in the song, "I am an actress/I rehearse my lines". With the tempo changes, rock heaven harmonies, and horns (?), the title track summons the vibes of Tom Waits, the aforementioned Portishead, and a nice dash of Howling Bells. It is simply marvelous. ...Hudson K is the real deal, a band with influences galore but a sound that is their own, a rare quality in this day of the doppelgangers haunting the charts and airwaves. "Shine" is regional act Radiohead, brilliance with a ten-buck cover. Hudson K has knocked one out of the park with this one; I could go into more track-by-track break down but why? I mean, how many ways can you say this fantastic, anyway.' Jim Sells Enigma Magazine.