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homsar_rb
12:30 pm

I recently received a very cool mix CD from </span></a>jasmineemily, so here's my review (I'll use the style that Rachel did for her review). </span>

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Brendan is one of the best songwriters out there today and this is just further proof. While I don’t think it matches anything from previous album ‘Lapalco’ (not much does), it’s still really infectious with good lyrics.

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One of the best tracks from ‘Ether Song’, I reckon. The main reason I love Turin Brakes is that Olly Knights’ vocals are so distinctive, and they’re fantastic lyricists too, far more subtle than others in their field like Starsailor: “Have another drink my son, enjoy another cigarette, ‘cos it’s time you realised you’re just an average man”. Harsh but fair!

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Awesome retro-rock that reminds me of groovin’ to The Bees with a half-full tent of shroomed-up maniacs at V Festival (everyone else was watching Muse – yawn). Like The Bluetones’ song, it’s a perfect laid-back Summer track: “I have told you life’s a worry and it’s true/You’re so serious so what is it with you?” Love it.

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Hmm, there’s something I don’t like about the Zutons. This track isn’t as catchy as their single and seems quite forgettable. They’re also too close to The Coral for my liking.


… and here they are to show how the whole psychedelic Scouse-pop thing should be done. The Coral are still fantastic and get better with each album. 


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My favourite Bloc Party song apart from ‘Little Thoughts’ (why the hell wasn’t that on the album?). Nonsense lyrics but the riff is so good it demands multiple playings. I’ve heard this song so many times but it’s still exciting.

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An odd choice I think, ‘cos I don’t think this is a very good example of Ash’s substantial talent. It’s a bit forgettable and the chorus doesn’t strike me in the same way that ‘Girl From Mars’ or ‘Shining Light’’s did. It’s still pretty good, though.

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Johnny Borrell’s finest hour. Though I despise him as a person, there’s no denying how anthemic and brilliant ‘Golden Touch’ is.

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This is a solid cut from Franz's album. An effectively simple verse structure with a classic Franz chorus. Really looking forward to seeing of Franz’s new stuff compares to classics like this. A good ending of a great CD!


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From:canceled_heaven
Date:July 12th, 2005 11:48 am (UTC)
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Great review! :D Bloc Party 'Helicopter' is such an awesome song I love the part when Kele says 'as if to say he doesn't like chocolate!'.I'm looking forward to this cd. :)
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From:jasmineemily
Date:July 12th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
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Glad you like it. :)

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