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Acrobats [CD]

Peggy Sue, Hardwell Audio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (12 Sep 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Wichita Recordings
  • ASIN: B005HVKV4M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,171 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Cut My Teeth 6:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Song & Dance 3:450.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Funeral Beat 4:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Changed and Waiting 4:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Parking Meter Blues 4:290.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. All We'll Keep 3:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Boxes 4:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. D.U.M.B.O. 2:550.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. Shadows 4:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. There Always Was 3:310.79  Buy MP3 

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BBC Review

When a band reaches their second album, words like 'maturity' and 'development' are typically expected to make appearances in any review. Of course, they're not always deserved - and, often, they can signal a shift in style to the detriment of the act's chances. But in the case of Acrobats, the follow-up to 2010's Fossils and Other Phantoms debut, Peggy Sue have more than ensured that progress has produced a more than worthy end product.

A significant step onwards from their acoustic debut, Acrobats finds the trio developing a taste for the electric, which adds miles to their creative horizons. While this is the first and most easily recognisable change to their sound, there is also a subtle difference apparent in the writing: Acrobats has the feel of an album made by a band, with drummer Olly's contributions now weaved into the record as opposed to resting as a backbone; and throughout, Rosa and Katy's vocals are intertwined, harmonising into one voice.

Opening in a dark mist of Duke Spirit-styled guitars, Cut My Teeth is strong introduction to a record that's as open and honest as it is deeply shy and brooding. Lyrics like, "When will you learn you will never be first" (Song & Dance) and, "What you thought was gold was only flesh and bone / So flesh and bone is all you'll own" (There Always Was) are so striking and evocative it's hard to believe they've been crafted by musicians still in their 20s.

Produced by John Parish, there are (perhaps inevitably) moments that recall the work of Polly Jean Harvey - but the parallels always feels innocent rather than acts of pastiche. While it's clear Peggy Sue are fans, of Polly and many more powerful artists in their own collections, on Acrobats they've taken said influences and moulded them into a very individual story.

This is a record that withstands listen after listen, each element holding its own against the other. Peggy Sue have not only created an appetite for what lies next, they've cemented themselves as a group deserving the same accolades as those far beyond their years.

--Jen Long

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sinuous and invigorating 10 May 2012
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Once these tracks insinuate themselves in your head they just don't move out and you won't want them to either. Spirited, visceral and original, Peggy Sue have come up with a smouldering gem here. Wonderful stuff!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Moving toward the awesome 21 Sep 2011
By Adam
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I never would usually employ the word awesome since its been over-used and cheesified. But... Last night I dreamed I was on the N.Devon coast, the sea was crashing on the rocks and massive, craggy cliffs rose against a stormy crimson sunrise. The word on my mind as I awoke was 'awesome'. I'm not gonna say that just yet about Peggy Sue and this album but they evoke these kinds of images and I reckon they are heading in the direction of the true meaning of this word!! Cut in Bristol and produced by our incredibly talented John Parish this album shows strong progression and a far more powerful and individual sound than their debut. I saw them live at the Louisiana last week and it was a brilliant experience, they kind of throw you around you physically and emotionally in all directions and then smile about it afterwards. I'd kind of like them to move to Bristol as this is where the next wave of great things are gonna come from (and also I'd like to see alot more of them!!). But wherever they are based they are definitely going somewhere good......, brilliant live, a really good album and (I hope) a taster of even more passionate, dark reflections and delicious delectations to come.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Great service, awful music! 6 Mar 2014
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The service was quick & excellent. Sadly the music was AWFUL & I donated it to a charity shop after 2 plays!
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you like PJ Harvey's Dry... 7 Feb 2012
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Produced by John Parish, longtime PJ Harvey collaborator, this album has a sonic quality that takes me back to PJ Harvey's early releases like Dry and Rid of Me. However, that comparison should not in any way imply that Peggy Sue is some kind of imitator. Their other albums explored more acoustic instrumentation, and their songwriting and use of double-lead vocals throughout put them in their own unique category. Songs like "Cut my Teeth," "Song and Dance," and "All We'll Keep" have been pretty much playing in my backbrain since I spent a day listening to this album. If you like raw-sounding music with interesting harmonies and surprising change-ups, you'll love this. This album kicks ass.
5.0 out of 5 stars Cant get enough 13 Jun 2014
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peggy sue! My favorite song is Idle, which was a free song for awhile on here. I loved the music video so much that I bought the rest of this cd and then the other one too. Thank you1
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected... 21 Sep 2012
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The first song is amazing, but then nothing on the album comes anywhere close to being that good. Pretty disappointed, sorry Peggy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wrong CD, good music 6 Feb 2012
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That CD is a real surprise, because it was not at all what I ordered. Instead I received 'strange boys' and it is a great CD. So I'm pleased by the music. I guess I'll order another copy of Acrobats
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