I have to say that at first listening I thought that Animalhouse were fairly average but then after listening to the album a couple of times I started to really get into it. Since then I have listened to it a lot of times and think that it is something really special. Sure there are weak tracks but the strong ones are superb. I mean really, real...view item »
This is an absolutely splendid album that must be dragged out from the under the rug. People need to hear this music! Honestly, if a gem like Baby's First Beats was ever to get the marketing or publicity of a crappy pop act, it would be huge. The instrumentation is very sparse, relying very heavily on samples, perfectly layered like a big yummy ...view item »
Anyone who considers themselves a connoiseur of fine music will not be disappointed with this band. Musically, these guy's (and girl) have put together a sometimes "edgy" recording, layered with a mysterious and artsy sound. The sophisticated lyrics and the electrifying music combine to make an album that is varied, provocative, and just plain b...view item »
The first thing that strikes you about the music is Gina Birch's voice. Who does she sound like? Dylan? At times. Lou Reed? Perhaps. At other times there is a blues singer with a haunting, raspy timber weaving into the foreground, then back. She's one of the strangest singers I've heard, so every song - even the not so great ones - is an interes...view item »
The Boo Radleys' tendency to be all over the place is clearly both a curse and a blessing. In any of their albums we are bombarded by 2, 3 songs that never really take off, experiments gone awry; but when they get their mix just right it's a joy watching all those elements gel together in an unexpected, yet truly original way. C'mon Kids is thei...view item »
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