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Porcelain:
(2013)

New Yorker Rogers lived his first 12 years of his life in Birmingham, which seems to have lent wry humour to his music - specifically this wondrous piece of elegiac glam rock (The Biba Crowd). It's a kind of musical equivalent to Jonathan Coe's The Rotter's Club.

-The Word Magazine

 

Without a doubt one of the most delightful surprises to land on the BLURT office stereo of late has been Porcelain by UK-born, NYC-based songwriter and classic pop maven Edward Rogers.

-Blurt Online

 

Man. Great songs spill out of this little bastard like raindrops. How does he do that?? On his latest collection, NYC-via-Birmingham's Sir Edward goes deeper into the woods, assimilating his veddy british '60s/70s as if intent on making sure you're aware of every single ingredient in the best bouillabaisse you've ever tasted.

-Shindig!


Ex-pat Rogers sure knows how to pen a song and his skills as a bona fide wordsmith come up trumps. He also uses his voice to best effect - fragile if necessary, rising when required, but never full hog aggressive.

-Music News UK


Housed in a beautifully designed triple fold digipak sleeve, Porcelain spins like a non-strop string of hits. Kickass cuts include "The Biba Crowd," "Love With the World," "Topping the World," and "Fashion Magazine." Totally cool pure pop. 

Top pick.

-Babysue

 

Porcelain works multiple sides of the fruitful ‘60s/’70s flowering of rock’s art pop culture, handling early ‘70s guitar rock curling “The Biba Crowd,” “Diamonds Amour,” and wry “Topping the World,” the James Williamson-Stooges-esque (yes!) “Separate Walls,” and the Dylan-meets-Badfinger “Love With the World” as fluently as baroque-stoked folk on “Nothing Too Clever” or the piano plucky “Link to the Chain.” Like loves The Left Banke, Kinks, and Zombies, Rogers realizes that the R in A&R (repertoire!) matters as much as groovy tunes. 

Rogers never disappoints.

-The Big Takeover

 

Porcelain – might be fragile, but it’s undeniably beautiful. It’s also got a lot of class, for being old school. In a similar vein, the music of Edward Rogers touches on something long-gone and yet there it is – as solid as a porcelain plate – and just as beautiful. And his sound – so familiar, yet so new – might be just what we need in hard times like these: a post-9/11 world, with Wall Street “occupied” and Washington nearly bankrupt, Steve Jobs, Amy Winehouse, Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson all dead.

-TheCelebrityCafe.com

 

 

A songwriter whose technique can mirror legends like Bowie, Westerberg or Lou Reed, Edward Rogers knows how to craft a perfect rock record that delves into fiery New Wave, gentle chamber pop, and garage rock pummeling. There is truly something for everyone here, and for those who appreciate some diversity mixed in with layered guitar work and snarled vocals, this is an absolute must. In short,Porcelain is an accomplished blend of alt-pop, garage rock and glam pop that is undeniably contagious from the first listen.

-TheBykeRack.com

 

 

Over the years, I have heard some spectacular rock n roll albums and now, I can add another album to that list. Porcelain is a cross between the Euro Rock scene and the 60′s-70′s American rock scene. If you call yourself a rock n roll enthusiast, this is a must have for your record collection. So mark your calendars for November 8th and make sure to pick this album up or forever be kicked out of your social circle.

-UndergroundMusicUnites.com

 

 

There are elements of David Bowie, Iggy Pop,  Lou Reed, all fused with Rogers' songwriting that draws from the music he listened to in the early 70s. The album has a good side and a dark side and in the end it just shows how wide the palette is for Edward Rogers. If you're a fan of any of the aforementioned artists (and really how could anyone not be), definitely give "Porcelain" from Edward Rogers a listen.

-Critiqulous.com

 

 

We hear a lot of Ian Hunter (musically and vocally) throughout! EXCELLENT!

-Kook Kat Music

 

 

Porcelain takes the British pop of his childhood and blends it with the influences from his NYC life, resulting in memorable guitar riffage, mixed with chamber pop, new wave, and waiting garage rock. Sometimes soft with the keys, other times raw and snarled, a really great disc that resides somewhere between alternative, garage, and glam.

-Inforty.com

 

 

Edward Rogers’ Porcelain Hits Hard and Pure The Birmingham, UK expat’s new album Porcelain is his hardest-rocking effort so far, and not only is it his best, it’s also one of best straight-up rock records of the last couple of years.

-New Music Daily


Sparkle Lane:
(2010)
 
Sparkle Lane, with its autumnal strings and misty melancholy packs quite a psychological wallop. Sparkle Lane paints bittersweet miniatures – say the gorgeous floater “Passing The Sunshine” – approaching the hallowed territory of The Kinks’ “Village Green”.
Uncut Magazine (UK)

The impeccably crafted Sparkle Lane ranks as his best effort yet, a record that sits nicely alongside The Kinks' Village Green Preservation Society and The Zombies' Odessey and Oracle as precisely tuned art-hyphen rock at its finest.
M Music & Musicians Magazine
 
Edward Rogers writes effortless melodies like the Left Banke and Nick Lowe. The strings and vocal bits are like the Hollies’ “Butterfly” after hearing “Eleanor Rigby”.
The Big Takeover
 
Here’s another gorgeous album from Edward Rogers. This time combining a nostalgic trip through his own personal back pages, and a ramble far and wide across pop’s rich tapestry…lovely collections of a lost 60’s English childhood and reflections on a life of incident.
Bucketfull of Brains (UK)
 
Sparkle Lane is a delightful disc from beginning to end.  It brims over with both a penchant for Anglophilia and a sense of lost innocence.
Beyond Race Magazine
 
Take some definite British roots, let them simmer in the New York City music scene, add in a splash of chamber pop and 1960’s influences and you’ve got the right mix for talented songwriter Edward Rogers.  “Passing The Sunshine” which is slightly reminiscent of the Kinks and the Housemartins with a string section; the picturesque “Boys In Grey;” and the free-flowing pop of “Whatever You’ve Geen Told” are three of the loveliest songs anyone’s released this year and there’s more where those dame from sprinkled throught the disc.
Newhouse News Service
 
Ex-pat from Birmingham, now a New Yorker, Mr. Rogers – has dropped a jewel. Part soft pop-psych, part nervous-edged early Roxy Music, and always effortlessly melodic.
Shindig Magazine (UK)
 
Sounding musically like The Beatles, and lyrically like The Who, the Kinks, and XTC, Sparkle Lane is a mix of 14 fun little dittys that have a high repeat value.
Skope Magazine
 
On Sparkle Lane, his third album, he pens imaginative, well-arranged songs that straddle folk-rock, Kinks-style pop and Bowie-style glam. Distinctive, mildly oddball Brit singer-songwriter magic. 3 stars
Cultural Pilgrim blog
 
I have always been impressed by Rogers as a songwriter and this continues to hold true on Sparkle Lane. This album definitely has a lot of depth. Rogers may have started later than many of his peers, but he is definitely writing better material than quite a few of them.
CosmosGaming
 
Quirky pop verging on psychedelic, especially in the lyric department. Engaging in a slightly othewordly way, yet very familiar, especially in its Brit Pop-isms. A good cure for the sad autotuned pop sounds dominating the teenybopper stations these days.
Pirate Cat Radio 87.9fm
 
Sparkle Lane is quite frankly, one of the best albums I have heard in a long time. I get more excited with each track – this is the rare kind of experience that I had when I first heard such classic albums as The Beach Boys “Pet Sounds” and The Zombies “Odessey and Oracle.”
Preston’s Beat blog
 
Edward Rogers is ready for the spotlight on his third album. Rogers’ album entitled Sparkle Lane is a mix of brilliant chamber and indie pop.”
Amore Magazine.
 
The fun you’ll derive from picking out the sounds here (a good many of them provided by guitarist Pete Kennedy of The Kennedys) will very quickly be replaced by the pure joy you’ll experience listening to Edward Rogers.
Cincinnatti City Beat
 
You Haven't Been Where I've Been:

(2008)

Second LP time and New York troubadour Rogers hits all the sweet spots again for we who adore classic '60s pop...a delightful LP with craft-a-plenty, boss tunes, honey production, and mixed by kindred Mitch Easter.

-BIG TAKEOVER


Outstanding.  [The song] “Far Relection” is a quality Brit-sounding ballad like the kind Ray Davies is known for.

-ABSOLUTE POWERPOP.COM


The first half of this CD sounds like the great long lost ELO album. The rest of it sounds like the great long lost album by The Move

-LUCID CULTURE


The album exhibits contemporary pop through a prism of Kinks/Ray Davies, Zombies, Byrds and other influences, and the result is every bit as strong as Rogers' debut disc "Sunday Fables". Long may you run, Sir Edward.

-JANGLE ON!


You Haven’t Been Where I’ve Been is a wonderfully produced collection of laid back rock songs.  Elegant retro pop for today!

-OTHER MUSIC

 

Beautiful….hypnotic…a sweeping landscape of sound.  EXCELLENT!

-KOOL KAT.com

 



Sunday Fables:

(2004)


An ambitious solo debut from the prodigiously talented Mr. Rogers. Loaded with Rickenbacker-drenched pop goodies, all of which were written by Rogers with George Usher.
YEAH YEAH YEAH

...a precious jewel of a record, one that combines ringing, Byrdsy pop with lilting, folky melodies and some gorgeous chamber-pop leanings...
JOHN M. BORACK, AMPLIFIER

Nobody who's followed (Edward) Rrogers' pop-compulsive career is surprised the see some former Zombies gracing Rogers' long-expected solo effort... a surprisingly sharp collection of orchestral easy listening.
JR TAYLOR, NEW YORK PRESS

Having a pair of Zombies and The Church guitarist guesting on an album, must be more than enough a reason for a pop fan to get interested... an incredible set of tunes...
GORAN OBRADOVIC, POPISM RADIO SHOW

Pop watchers are advised to pick up the superb Sunday Fables.
20TH CENTURY GUITAR

Ed's new CD, as contemporary as it is, reminds me of the melodies and harmonies that made me love the sounds of England in 1964.

ROGER McGUINN 


Ed Rogers loves pop music. you can tell because this record sounds like a glowing devotional to the art of the timeless melody. george usher and several guest star friends prop up the glorious tunage with their transcendent chording, while ed sends you into a timewarp with lyrics that recall the innocense of the first time you brushed your hand against a teenage cheek, and melodies that seem to have been kissed by the sun. it's all quite glorious, really.

—RIC MENCK, VELET CRUSH