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180 [Explicit Lyrics]

Palma Violets Audio CD
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For a long time if you wanted to hear the most exciting new band in Britain, you knocked on a tall black door off the Lambeth Road. An aging British Rail building - part art studio happening, part squat – Studio 180 was where south London’s Palma Violets were gestating, away from sunlight and the world at large. A thrilling rock'n'roll four piece channelling The Clash, ? ... Read more in Amazon's Palma Violets Store

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  • Audio CD (25 Feb 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • ASIN: B00AE1VXD8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,289 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Step Up for the Cool Cats 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  4. Rattlesnake Highway 2:360.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. Tom the Drum [Explicit] 2:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Johnny Bagga' Donuts 3:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. We Found Love 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. 3 Stars 3:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. 14 8:030.99  Buy MP3 


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Debut studio album from the indie rock band from London. Released following the success of debut single 'Best of Friends', the album also features the band's second single 'Step Up for the Cool Cats' and eight further brand new songs.

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Palma Violets released their debut album "180" in February 2013. The album follows their debut single "Best of Friends" the previous year, which was selected as 'Best Track Of 2012' by NME magazine. Tracklist: 1. Best of Friends 2. Step Up for the Cool Cats 3. All the Garden Birds 4. Rattlesnake Highway 5. Chicken Dippers 6. Last of the Summer Wine 7. Tom the Drum 8. Johnny Bagga' Donuts 9. I Found Love 10. Three Stars 11. 14

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I became interested in Palma Violets after seeing a video of the explosive single Best Of Friends being performed on Jools Holland, a great anthemic Indie song with huge, shouty singalong lyrics, and hearing the strange, slightly unconventional Last Of The Summer Wine, which spends most of it's playtime building itself up with it's long intro, only to end with an abrupt crescendo shortly after the song kicks in. I liked what I'd heard, and after seeing constant references to The Libertines, and reading about the band's DIY ethos, I thought that maybe there would be a guitar band to emerge that would take the UK by storm, finally, after the guitar scene's years in the post Arctic Monkeys wilderness offered little besides The Courteeners and The Vaccines.

Upon hearing their debut album 180, the sound of a new musical revolution is not the sound which comes to my ears. In the case of a number of the songs, the band sound like they're playing a decent riff they've thought up but then about halfway through playing, they aren't sure where they're going to go with it so they just go off on a tangent and improvise, hoping for the best. A lot of the songs don't have any "wow!" factor or hooks, they're just...there. There's also the factor of this hardly being something we haven't heard before: A Garage Rock type band that thrashes out a few simple chords.

That said, the album isn't the worst debut record to come out. We Found Love is a nice, melodic baggy-esque number with a good chorus and pleasant guitar parts. Chicken Dippers makes cool use of the slow-quiet/fast-loud dynamic and I can imagine it being a live favourite. You can feel the energy when you hear Johnny Bagga Donuts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lacking strength in depth 24 July 2013
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Heard a couple of tracks on 6Music which I really liked. Overall the album did not grab me start to finish and I found myself moving onto other albums I had purchased which I played repeatedly........the mark for me of a good album.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A victim of its own hype 11 Dec 2013
By Barmee
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I wanted to really like this. I'd bought the singles (e.g. Best of Friends) and felt sure from those, and reading all the positive press, that I knew what I was going to hear. Sadly I think that this band have been ill served by the music press who have massively hyped them before they are a fully formed entity. A touch of the 'king's new clothes'.

I was expecting some Vaccines-esqe post punk goodness. What I got though was several songs that felt like half finished sketches with someone shouting over them. To be fair these songs often feel like they have 'potential', good playing of the instruments, interesting melodies etc, but they often seem to ramble too (strange as most are actually quite short so should feel more 'pithy').

Worst of all is the 'hidden' 12th track (essentially part of the last real track) this dreadful ditty, which I assume is called 'New Song', is puerile at best and is an ill advised way to close any album - let alone one where you have been willing things to get better ... and they never quite do!

I have a feeling this will, quite soon, be a great band - and they are probably already enthralling live - however this first full album didn't really do it for me.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I had hoped 12 Sep 2013
By Daisy
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I grew up in the punk era and spent a lot of time jumping around at gigs trying to avoid the spit and flying chairs/bottles, but loving the energy of what I was listening to. When I heard 'Best of Frends', it took me right back to those days and I was really looking forward to this offering. Sadly, 180 is a bit under-cooked and, aside from 'Best of Friends' (anthemic, big choruses) and 'We found love', there isn't much to hold your attention.

That said, I've seen these guys live and they were awesome. If they are given a bit of time to work on their material and are not surrounded by too many sycophants, the PVs will become a great band. They just aren't there yet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars They've nailed it 4 Mar 2013
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Clash, Libertines, Vaccines, The View, all rolled into one band, cracking drums, great guitars, explosive vocals, catchy lyrics. They've nailed it, will take a great album to top this album in 2013.
Best Friend, is best song on album, however there is more great songs, Step up for the cool cats is brilliant. all the garden birds, rattlesnake highway, final track on album 14, 8 mins long with two songs in it is perfection. Buy it, get it on and turn it up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh Air 4 Mar 2013
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I'm very much into my last few decades on Planet Earth and tend these days to prefer electronica such as Machinefabriek but on first hearing this band I immediately bought h album. Energetic, tuneful and sparky music, really makes that arthritic right knee of mine twitch like crazy! ( not being facetious here... Love the energy) . Going to play this all day long and it's far better than Uncut magazines dismal 6/10 review suggests. Look forward to more. Great to wake up Monday with a new band.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Try Before You Buy 1 Mar 2013
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I had eagerly anticipated this album but can't help but feel a bit disappointed. There are some good songs on 180 to be sure, but despite ticking all the right boxes (garage rock - tick, psych - tick, raw indie rock - tick), too often the ideas seem unfocussed and the songs fail to properly take grip. In my opinion nothing on the album eclipses the lead single Best Of Friends. At the end of the day though, this is the bands 1st album and as they develop as artists (hopefully they'll be given time to) and get more used to the recording process there is enough on offer to suggest that they could turn out something special.

Interesting 1st effort but my advice is try before you buy. Oh and Clash fans don't buy it thinking you'll get something Clash like. The comparison to one of this country's finest ever bands totally bemuses me. 3/5
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1.0 out of 5 stars not my taste in the end
Liked a couple of tracms and played it twice. Would have sat on the shelf but friend heard it and liked it so gave as a gift
Published 2 months ago by Kevin Hynes
5.0 out of 5 stars Palma Violets "180" CD
Played regularly in my car! First heard some of these songs from summer festivals and am not disappointed with purchase. Well worth a listen!
Published 4 months ago by Wendy Coutts
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Present
Bought this album for a yonger person just getting into vinyl, he loved the band so thought he would love the vinyl version, and he did. Great purchase
Published 5 months ago by miss helen l clough
5.0 out of 5 stars A great sound
i saw these guys at reading they were pretty good so bought their album.

Shades of echo and the buunymen and certainly the clash

Surely these are the next big... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Graham Cox
5.0 out of 5 stars best album of 2013
there have been many album releases this year - both debuts and comebacks - but i'd say this one trumps them all. 180 is such a solid debut album for a really promising band. Read more
Published 8 months ago by india
5.0 out of 5 stars goos stuff
saw them live and CD is as good- Promising up and coming band can't wait for second cd from this band
Published 9 months ago by rodney
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I really love this kind of sound, it was. Rat surprise and I'm listening it a lot now a days, really enjoy and recommend to all people who loves bands like crystal stilts, for... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Frank Bozic Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars Reminds me of The Doors and The Sex Pistols all rolled into one
All the good bands sound something like this. The title track best friend is amazing and so is the ending song 14. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Henry.
4.0 out of 5 stars Pop Music will eat itself
Seriously under-rated band who deserve much more recognition for a quality debut album with a wide range of influences apparent in their sound.
Published 13 months ago by kristopher smith
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