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  • Audio CD (1 Sept. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B00LO8C7AS
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,748 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)


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The new release, Bahamas Is Afie, is the first self-produced album from the Ontario-based musician. With this record he pursued a far more complex sound than on prior releases and is responsible for the majority of the instrumentation. The album follows 2011's Barchords, which was praised for being a reserved yet melodically rewarding exploration of relationships and heartache by The New Yorker. SPIN recently premiered the first pre-release track from the album, All The Time, saying Bahamas distills his brand of breezy soul...with summer-ready falsetto harmonies that float over a distorted riff, before ending with a quick solo, a move that reminds this laidback Canuck can shred.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Cunliffe TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Sept. 2014
Format: Audio CD
I saw a review of this album in the Sunday Times by Canadian artist Afie Jurvanen and thought I would give it a go. I have not been disappointed. Afie obviously spends a lot of time on his song-writing, for these are great lyrics with original tunes - no sign of being in anybody elses mould here, Afie is a true innovator. But the arrangements are also incredibly inventive, without being distracting - Afie seems to know how to come up with just the right sound to enhance the message of the song.

I'll just highlight some of my favourite songs on the album.

Waves is a great opening track. Laid-back percussion, light strumming guitar. Later a female chorus, ethereal and light. This track sets the tone for the whole album. This is not in-your-face music which will stop you doing anything else, but if you put it on the player you will find yourself being drawn back to it to listen to the fine details which keep attracting your attention.

In Like a Wind we hear a lush slide electric guitar over simple acoustic finger-picking over a song with minimalistic lyrics which somehow say it all in just a few words.

Ih Half Mine we have a pacey, relaxed song with piano backing and occsional guitar strums to fill out the sound.

The tune of All Time Favourite has an almost oriental tune, with backing singers giving an atmospheric accomapaniment, soon joined with violins. A great song which follows the advice of a friend of Afie quoted in a recent interview, "when you sing you should assume you're laying next to a lover and whispering into their ear with their head next to you on a pillow".

I love Bitter Memories, a simple song with a sort of Delta Blues guitar track which could have been played by Mississippi John Hurt!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By shouldhaveknownbetter on 11 Sept. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This album is the friggin bomb, a total knee scraper. I love the lyrics but what makes this album is the sound (If you don't believe me listen to the face warping guitar solo on All The Time). I've been playing it again and again and again and it just keeps getting better. Listen to Bahamas is Afie while you run, while you do the dishes, while you skate, while you shop, while you sunbathe, while you regular bathe, it's a transcendental tear in the fabric of pop music, it's a cure for the psychosomatic, it's cold beer in a heatwave, and it's the best thing you'll listen to this year. CD comes with a nice little poster of Afie.
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By dfrlee on 10 Jun. 2015
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Great album and fast delivery - perfect!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Pink Strat still remains my favorite Bahamas album 9 Sept. 2014
By Zack - Published on Amazon.com
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Pink Strat still remains my favorite Bahamas album. This album is super good though. I gave ti four stars because I would give Pink Strat 5. You can tell that the artist has grown musically and incorporates a lot more into his music in terms of the sound. Lyrically the songs can be very engaging. I can interpret a lot of the songs to have meaning or be applicable to my own life. Like all of Bahamas music there is a lot of guitar. I bought this album because I buy everything the man puts out. But the singles, per usual, grabbed my attention before the album was released and really goaded me into getting the MP3 version of the album. I was not surprised, as I have come to expect this, to find that I enjoy a lot of other songs more than the singles that initially grabbed my attention. If you like Bahamas, buy this album. If you've never heard of the guy, try Pink Strat as well.
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NOT Disappointed, LOVE Pink Strat and Barchords 9 Jan. 2015
By Marty - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Disappointed, LOVE Pink Strat and Barchords. Maybe if I listen to this more, it will grow on me. But, then again, I immediately loved the aforementioned albums. This, to me, is not Bahamas, maybe it's just Alfie?

Changed from 3 stars to 5. How wrong could I have been? Don't know what was going on with me when I first wrote the above review. Let me tell you, this has become my all-time favorite Bahamas CD. The sounds, both instrumentally and vocally are totally AMAZING!!
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The hits just keep on comin' 13 Nov. 2014
By dpn108 - Published on Amazon.com
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I was not immediately a fan of all songs on this album even though I've loved Banahas' first two albums, but after a couple run throughs I was hooked. Bahamas keep turning out the hits and we were able to catch a live show of theirs in Chicago shortly after this release...unreal. If you like their last two albums, you're sure to love this one as well.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!! 18 Oct. 2014
By imajn1 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
He did it again!! I think the thing I like the best about this album is that it's just different enough. He didn't try to go too far from why we all love his music. Absolutely a great collection and Afie is quickly becoming one of my all time favorite artists! Thank you so much!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Super beautiful album 15 Sept. 2014
By Abi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
This album is SO good! Such a fabulous mix of songs, beautifully written and recorded! If you enjoyed Bahamas first album you are pretty much guaranteed to like this one! is so beautiful and the gold vinyl is a super sexy touch!
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