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Allo Darlin CD


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  • Audio CD (7 Jun 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Fortuna Pop
  • ASIN: B003L1AXNO
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,882 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  3. Silver Dollars 4:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Kiss Your Lips 3:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Heartbeat Chilli 4:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. If Loneliness Was Art 3:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Woody Allen 2:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Let's Go Swimming 4:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. My Heart Is A Drummer 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. What Will Be Will Be 3:370.99  Buy MP3 

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gannon TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 17 Jun 2010
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If Slow Club's long-player disappointed, it was mainly due to its watering down of moments of indie-pop perfection with lesser retreads. Allo Darlin' have at least one foot in Slow Club's camp, but happily their self-titled debut is the more consistent. Musically light, and with a few alternating male-female duets, the similarities are nevertheless plenty.

London-based Australian Elizabeth Morris fronts the band's infinitesimally twee, but thoroughly charming, indie, and along with one fellow compatriot and two more local lads they repeatedly land soft punches somewhere between the cute jangle of Belle & Sebastian and The Shop Assistants. And it's all delivered via Morris's fragile timbre, the frailties in which culminate on "If Loneliness Was Art" when she sings, "Somehow you've convinced me that I'm pretty when I'm not".

The Allo Darlin' catalogue speaks of harmless, summery tails - exploits in Paris, holidays by Swedish lakes. Yet, Allo Darlin' are resolutely a product of the UK, and specifically the London they all call home. In the laid back "Let's Go Swimming", which details that time in Sweden, constant withering comparison is made to "All of the punks in Camden ... / all of the hipsters in Shoreditch ... / all of the bankers in Moorgate".

The bass-line borrow in "Silver Dollars" seems to belong to "Brown Eyes Girl" allowing for the album's breezy qualities to develop. There is also a seam of tristesse interwoven into the band's fabric, sometimes surfacing unexpectedly, and at other times more explicitly. On "My Heart Is A Drummer", for example, Morris takes the part of an unnamed partner answering her own questions about smoking. "Baby, my heart is as strong as a drummer" the unknown partner replies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sweet suburbia on 14 May 2012
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This is a great album that is my favourite of recent years. Wonderful voice, lovely sentiments.
A completely uncynical and loveable album.
I can't recommend this enough.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Dooley TOP 50 REVIEWER on 5 Jan 2011
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I really like 'Allo Darlin' and the references to Belle and Sebastian, Camera Obscura etc are well made but this Antipodean/London band are in that general area with their own sound and live they are completely different.

Fave tracks are 'If loneliness was art' which has been a single and is sublime in its imagery and haunting piano riff. I love the way Elizabeth Morris uses everyday items as comparator in her lexicon of poetic references, and this is true throughout except maybe track 8, 'Let's go swimming' which is a great summer song. The one which always gets me though is 'My heart is a drummer' which I said immediately I heard it was 'Girls just wanna have fun', but I have since learnt that this is on purpose as a tribute to Ms Lauper.

This is a great offering from a London based band who whilst they might still be learning their trade do show a promising future beckons and if 'Silver Dollars' is anything to go by (ie autobiographical as it tells of the financial woes of being in a band) then they could do with your hard earned sheckles so go on spoil yourself and get a copy.
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